A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED JAR
A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED JAR

MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY

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A LONGQUAN CELADON CARVED JAR
MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY
The heavily potted jar is carved with four panels enclosing the characters, jinyu mantang (may you have a prosperous household), separated by four panels of flowers, including peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and foliate scroll, all above a band of narrow petals and below a saw-tooth band on the neck, all under a glaze of olive-green tone that also covers the interior and interior of the foot.
13 in. (33 cm.) wide, wood cover with jade finial

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The same characters, jinyu mantang, are carved in the petals of a flower head in the center of a Longuan celadon bowl, dated 15th century, sold at Christie's New York, 30 March 2005, lot 332.

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