Lot 8042. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 1/2in (37cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€ 2,000 - 3,200). Sold for US$ 9,375 (€ 7,612). © Bonhams 2001-2018
Sturdily-potted with an ovoid body, molded and carved with chrysanthemum blossoms borne on a continuous leafy scroll, all between leaf lappets at the base and chrysanthemum petal lappets encircling the gently flared neck, covered overall with a crackled sea-green glaze pooling in the recesses, the slightly convex foot surrounded by an unglazed foot ring.
Property from the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Provenance: Gift of Mrs Eliot A Carter, 1991.