A large longquan celadon auspicious jar and cover Yuan-early Ming dynasties, 14th-15th century | 元至明早期 十四至十五世紀 龍泉窰青釉金玉滿堂蓋罐
A large longquan celadon auspicious jar and cover
Yuan-early Ming dynasties, 14th-15th century
of baluster form, well carved in relief with four auspicious characters jin yu man tang ('May gold and jade fill your halls'), alternating with melon, peach, pomegranate and loquat repeated on the barbed rim cover, applied overall with a beautiful glaze of even celadon colour, save for the footrim and the recumbent dog finial left in the biscuit and burnt orange in the firing
36 cm, 14⅛ in.
Rare jarre couverte inscrite des caractères jin yu man tang, dynastie Yuan-début de la dynastie Ming, XIVE-XVE siècle
元至明早期 十四至十五世紀 龍泉窰青釉金玉滿堂蓋罐
36 公分， 14⅛英寸
Overall wear and scratching to the glaze, scattered firing flaws, glaze pulls, one ca. 1 cm burst glaze bubble on the shoulder. Scattered shallow chips, the largest ca. 2x1 cm. There is a hairline crack encircling the unglazed center inside the pot, and a hairline crack encircling the inside foot
The cover: overall wear, scratching to the glazed, firing imperfections, head of the unglazed lion finial missing, and a ca. 2 cm shallow chip to the inside rim.
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Acquired from an important old Spanish family estate, Catalonia.
A closely related Longquan celadon jar but with the inscription Mei jiu qing xiang 'fine wine, clear and fragrant' is preserved in the Baur collection, Geneva, illustrated by John Ayers, The Baur Collection, Chinese Ceramics, Geneva, 1968, vol. 1, fig. A 108. Another with the inscription Fu gui shang an, 'May you have peace and prosperity forever', sold with Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2007, lot 1474.
Longquan jars of this type complete with their original cover are rare. Compare also a related celadon jar and cover, from the Fujita Museum, sold with Christie's New York, 15th March 2017, lot 502.
Collection Chinese Ceramics》，日內瓦，1968年，卷1，圖 A 108。 另見一例，題「富貴相安」款，售於香港佳士得，2007年5月29日，編號1474