A Longquan celadon-glazed mallet-shaped vase, 13th century. Sold for £4,750 (€6,042). Photo Bonhams.
Of slim, cylindrical form, with long neck and out-turned mouth, each side with an applied fish handle, all under a pale green glaze. 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high
The result of thermoluminescence test report no. P105y66, dated 31 August 2005, from Oxford Authentication Ltd. is consistent with the dating of this lot.
Compare a similar vase also with two fish handles, dated to the Song-Yuan period, 1250-1400, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2011, p.273, no.153 (2).
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 6 Nov 2014 13:30 GMT – LONDON, NEW BOND STREET