01 septembre 2019

An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 1046. An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) highEstimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019.

The pear-shaped body is carved with lotus scroll, above a band of upright petals. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves and is flanked by a pair of fish-form handles suspending fixed rings. It is covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze with scattered iron-brown splashes,  Japanese wood box.

Provenance: Private collection, Japan, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century, by repute.

Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019 

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