A ‘Longquan’ celadon table screen, Ming Dynasty.
of rectangular form, one side carved with a xiniu gazing at the moon within a recessed panel, framed by a band of impressed rosettes, the reverse freely incised with two boats sailing along a river shaded by leafy trees beneath two molded characters Li yi (rites and justice) bordered by an incised band of flowers alternating with double lozenges, all supported on bracketed sides and feet, Japanese wood box (3). Height 9 3/4 in., 24.7 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD
A very similar table screen is illustrated in Illustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum, Chinese Ceramics II, Tokyo, 1965, no. 531, p. 136. Another screen with a xiniu gazing at the moon on one side but with incised flowers on the other is illustrated in Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, no. 113.
SOTHEBY’S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, NEW YORK | 16 SEPT. 2014, 10:30 AM