A Longquan celadon-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 549. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 21 in. (53.4 cm.) highEstimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500. Price realised GBP 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is heavily potted and freely carved with flower sprays. It is covered in an olive-green crackled glaze, wood stand.

Provenance: With certificate of identity from The Curios Furniture & Miscellaneous Utensils & Hardware Merchants & Employees Association, Hong Kong & Kowloon, 13 December 1969.
The property of a private European collector, assembled in Hong Kong and Indonesia in the 1950s and 1960s.

Christie's. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, London, South Kensington, 15 May 2015