Lot 34. A large carved Longquan celadon pear-shaped bottle, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 183⁄4 in. (47.6 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised: USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The heavily potted vase has an ovoid body carved in relief with blossoming peony branches below a band of incised upright plantain leaves on the tall cylindrical neck that flares very slightly towards the rim, and it is covered with a crackled glaze of olive-green color that continues over the mouth rim and stops above the foot, and also covers the base.
The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection.
Provenance: Samuel T. Peters (1854-1912) Collection, New York.
Warren E. Cox Associates, Inc., New York, 17 February 1965.
Exhibited: On loan: Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, May 1981-February 1992.
Christie's. The Art of China: Winter Edition, 28 November - 5 December 2019