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

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Lot 109. A Longquan celadon 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2014 in. (51.4 cm.) highEstimate USD 4,000- USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

The body and the neck are carved with bold patterns of large flower-heads borne on leafy scroll, and the splayed foot with a band of stylized lotus petals. The vase is covered overall in a soft, pale sea-green, crackle-suffused glaze.

Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown.

ProvenanceRoger Keverne, London, 2010.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.

Literature: Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics- Summer Exhibition, London, 2010, no. 33.

Exhibited: London, Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics- Summer Exhibition, 2010.

Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020