A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty

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Lot 9345
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration
Yuan dynasty

Sold for US$ 6,250 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Arts

29 Jun 2016, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Property from the Meeker Collection
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration
Yuan dynasty
Thickly formed and molded in raised relief with horizontal string bands beneath the flared rim and opposing flowering branches rising from further string bands at the base of the tall neck, a graceful flower and leaf scroll band and raised lotus petals surrounding the body of inverted pear form resting on a wedged foot with shallowly recessed base, the unctuous sea-green glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad and a few spots of cinnamon burn where the glaze layer opened during firing.
14 1/8in (36cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    purchased, 1953, in Tokyo, Japan

    For a Longquan vase of slightly larger size but similar decoration, see He Li, Chinese Ceramics: a New Comprehensive Survey from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1996, no. 362, pp.176-177 and p. 203, (17 5/8in, 44.8cm high, as 14th-15th century). For an example of smaller size but similar shape and decoration (25cm high), excavated from a Yuan period shipwreck off the Korean coast of Todokdo, Sinan-gun, see Shin'an kaitei hikiage bunbutsu (The Sunken Treasures off the Sinan Coast,), 1983, cat. no. 5, p. 58. Incomplete examples can be seen in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul , 1986: vol. I, cat. nos. 205 (TKS15/213 and TKS15/9755), pp .288-289 (as early/mid-14th century). See also a complete example of large size from the City Art Museum of St. Louis, with four flowering branches on the neck and similar decoration on the body, included in Sherman Lee and Wai-kam Ho, Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), 1968, cat. no. 63 (28 1/2in, 72.4cm high).
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A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
A fine and rare Longquan celadon vase with molded decoration Yuan dynasty
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