A massive longquan celadon vessel, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 544. A massive Longquan celadon vessel, Early Ming dynasty; 18 3/4in (47.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - US$ 3,000. Sold for US$ 1,275 (€ 1,049). Courtesy Bonhams.

Heavily potted in ovoid form incised in patterns of vine and lotus scroll, the olive colored glaze showing areas of russet colored crazing and covering most surfaces other than the very thick foot revealing small areas of cinnamon colored burn (neck reduced, underside drilled).

Note: A similar but intact example was offered as lot 614 in sale 24524 in our Knightsbridge rooms on 15 May 2018. They noted that similar vases would have been deemed 'worthy of temple gifts.'

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Works of Art, 15 Dec 2020, Los Angeles