11 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON JAR AND COVER
YUAN-MING DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY
The jar is carved with a wide band of peony scroll above a petal band encircling the base, the cover similarly carved. It is covered all over in a celadon glaze of bluish-green tone pooling a deeper colour in places.
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high
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A comparable celadon jar, with no cover, is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, accession number 712-1803.
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