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. A similar meiping carved with a lotus-scroll design from the Manno Art Museum, was sold in these Rooms, 28 October 2002, lot 557. Compare also with undecorated meiping vases, such as the one in the Gotoh Museum, Japan, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 14, no. 230; and another illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, pl. 47.