2015_HGK_03433_3215_000(a_longquan_celadon_cong-form_vase_yuan_dynasty)

Lot 3215. A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 5/8 in. (27.2 cm.) high. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HK$1,840,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 

The sturdily potted vase is of square section with four rectangular facets, each moulded with alternating long and short horizontal ribs along the outer edges, leaving the central vertical panel undecorated. It is covered with an unctuous sea-green glaze thinning on the raised designs, Japanese wood box.

ProvenanceA Japanese private collection, Kobe, acquired circa 1930s.

CHRISTIE'S. THE IMPERIAL SALE & IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 3 June 2015, Convention Hall