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A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON YENYEN VASE, CHINA, EARLY MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The heavily potted vase has a rounded upper body covered with a bright glaze and well carved with peony roundels on the trellis ground, the tall trumpet-shaped neck is carved with a trellis-diaper ground, above a band of stylised lotus petals. The mouth rim reduced, from the mouth rim a long Y-shaped vertical long crack, glaze crackles, slightly lining, minor firing imperfections.
55,5 cm high., 22,5 cm wide
Estimate € 1,000 - 1,500
Provenance: from the private collection of an Italian noble Lady, bought at Perotto Antichità ; Milan, (label), already Sotheby's London 10 December 1991 lot 161