A pair of pierced and carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seats, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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Lot 90. A pair of pierced and carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seats, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021

each of barrel shape, with four rectangular openwork panels each enclosing a large bloom and combed leaves, set against carved stylized floral scrollwork between rows of raised florets, the top carved with a floret diaper ground, all under a translucent olive-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the recesses.

From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton.

Provenance: Christie's London, 1st September 1999, lot 399.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021