Lot 2112. A Longquan celadon reticulated garden seat, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
Of barrel-form, the sides are decorated with a wide, reticulated band of two Buddhist lions with a brocade ball amidst flowering leafy branches, between bands of cloud scrolls below and lotus scrolls above. The slightly domed top is carved with a cell pattern. The seat is covered overall with a glaze of olive-green color.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 5 June 1986, lot 268.
Note: A Longquan celadon garden seat with a similar reticulated design of Buddhist lions with brocade balls is illustrated in Celadons from Longquan Kilns, Taipei, 1998, p. 294, no. 284.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014