AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON BOTTLE VASES
LATE MING DYANSTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
Well-potted of elegant pear-shape supported on a slightly spreading cicular foot, each with a globular body gently tapering towards a long straight neck everted at the mouth and covered all over in an attractive even light olive-green glaze suffused with a network of diagonal crackles
12½ in. (31.9 cm.) high, old Japanese box (2)
A Japanese private collection
The Japanese box accompanying the present lot states that the vases were intended to be used as sake bottles.
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art