Lot 122. A large celadon relief-decorated floral vase, 18th-19th century. 25in (63.5cm) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - 15,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams.
The globular body supported on a pedestal foot and finely carved in low relief with a band of stylized lotus blossoms borne on scrolling leafy vines, surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, decorated with finger citrons and wisteria, and flanked by a pair of tubular handles, the decoration all set between bands of key-fret and lappets, the surface covered with a sea-form green glaze, pooling in the recessed areas, giving the decoration depth, the base unglazed.