Lot 1717. A small Longquan celadon 'mallet' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The vase has a mallet-shaped body that tapers slightly towards the foot from the canted shoulder, and a tall, cylindrical neck that rises to a flared mouth rim. The vase is covered with an unctuous glaze of soft sea-green tone that stops short of the foot rim to expose the grey body, Japanese wood box.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019