Lot 5. A rare Longquan celadon melon form vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 1/4in (38.7cm) high. Estimate $3,000 - 5,000. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,381). Courtesy Bonhams.
Covered with a rich, celadon glaze on the expertly potted vessel, the ovoid body set off by single bands bisected at the top by molded lion mask handles below the rolled rim.
Property from the collection of Rosalind Ching Pastor.
Published and exhibited: Masterworks of Chinese Art. The Rosalind Ching Pastor Collection. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts July 28 - Sept 25, 2005. Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2005, p. 16.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part I, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles