Lot 1560. A small Longquan celadon jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 1,875 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016
The jar has a compressed globular body and the cover is molded with a central blossom. Both are covered with a glaze of blue-green ton, box.
Note: The same characters, jinyu mantang, are carved in the petals of a flower head in the center of a Longuan celadon bowl, dated 15th century, sold at Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 332.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, 17 - 18 March 2016, New York