Lot 88. A rare reticulated Longquan celadon ‘peony’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,910 - USD 64,850). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The pear-shaped body is decorated with a broad peony band in openwork revealing the inner vase, all between a band of stylised lappets and classic scrolls to the foot rim and ruyi-heads to the shoulder. The mouth rim is encircled by a geometric band above upright lappets to the neck. It is covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except the unglazed foot rim.
Note: Longquan celadon glazed vases of this type are rare. Compare a similarly decorated Longquan celadon bottle vase pierced with peony band fitted with a gilt-bronze base and neck sold at Sotheby's London, 7 November 2012, lot 221.
A rare gilt-bronze mounted and reticulated 'Longquan' celadon bottle vase, Ming dynasty; 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in., sold for 7,500 GBP at Sotheby's London, 7 November 2012, lot 221. Photo Sotheby's
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 5 November 2019