carved Longquan celadon vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2106. A carved Longquan celadon vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)15¼ in. (39 cm.) highEstimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

The vase is heavily potted with a tapering ovoid body carved with a band of narrow petals between a single rib below and a wide band carved with two bold peony sprays above. The trumpet-shaped neck is carved with a band of upright leaves rising to a horizontally ribbed band below the flared mouth rim. The vase is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color that pools to a darker tone in the recesses, Japanese double wood box.

Provenance: Private collection, Japan.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014