Lot 751. A Longquan celadon ‘Dragon’ jar, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $50,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The body is carved with upright petals below a scrolling band on the rounded shoulder on which an applied dragon stands as it encircles the neck below the upcurved rim. The jar is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of soft sea-green color that thins on the raised areas, and also covers the inside of the foot, Japanese double wood box.
Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.