A Longquan celadon 'peony' double gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th – 17th century

Lot 374. A Longquan celadon 'peony' double gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th – 17th century; 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD (6,201 — 8,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

the lower bulb decroated with scrolling peony sprays, the upper bulb with dense florets, covered overall in a sea-green glaze.

Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Jack Chia.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th November 1996, lot 653.

Literature: Julian Thompson, 'Chinese Celadons', Arts of Asia, November-December 1993, p. 72, fig. 22 centre. 

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018, 11:15 AM