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A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON JAR, GUAN
15TH CENTURY

The jar is carved on the globular body with four characters, mei jiu qing xiang (beautiful wine of clear fragrance) each within a panel divided by further panels of fruiting and flowering branches, above the tapered foot decorated with a band of upright leaves, all supported on an unglazed footrim burnt orange in the firing, the underside of the base countersunk in the centre, covered overall with a thick olive-green glaze (shallow nick to mouthrim)
10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high, 18th century wood cover and stand

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(US$30,000-33,000)
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