Lot 706. A rare Longquan celadon jar and cover, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018
The jar has an ovoid body with canted shoulder, and is carved and combed with a band of overlapping petals beneath a wide band of lotus scroll. The cover is decorated with an animal-form finial. The jar and cover are covered with an unctuous glaze of soft sea-green color that thins on the raised areas, and also covers the inside of the foot, silk cloth, Japanese wood box.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 22 - 23 March 2018, New York