This vase belongs to a group of high-quality Longquan celadon wares produced in the early 15th century, and which are decorated with carved designs that may be compared with underglaze-blue decoration of the period. The peony scroll on the present vase is boldly rendered with the blossoms featured from the side view and the top view. Cf. a similar Longquan celadon meiping carved with a lotus pond design, from the Manno Art Museum, sold in these Rooms, 28 October 2002, lot 557; and a shorter example carved with lotus scrolls, sold in our New York Rooms, 24 March 2004, lot 173.
Compare also with undecorated meiping vases, such as the one from the Gotoh Museum, Japan, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 14, no. 23o; and another illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 47.