Vase en porcelaine céladon Longquan. Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVème siècle. Estimate 7,000 – €9,000 ($8,645 – $11,115). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The bulbous body and the neck of the elegantly potted vase are incised with bold patterns of large flower heads and associated leaves, covered overall in a soft pale celadon glaze infused with a network of crackles. 19¾ in. (50.3 cm.) high
Provenance: Previously in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover; gifted to the Hood Museum of Art by Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005) and William B. Jaffe (1904-1972), New York.
Exhibited: Director’s Choice, Jaffe Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 10 June – 10 July, 1966.
A Collector’s Choice, William B. Jaffe Memorial Exhibition, Jaffe Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 8 December, 1972 – 7 January, 1973.
A LONGQUAN CELADON-GLAZED ‘PHOENIX-TAIL’ VASE. CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY
CHRISTIE’S. ART D’ASIE, 10 December 2014, Paris