A pair of pierced and carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seats, Ming dynasty | 明 龍泉窰青釉開光鏤空花卉紋坐墩一對
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A pair of pierced and carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seats
each of barrel shape, with four rectangular openwork panels each enclosing a large bloom and combed leaves, set against carved stylized floral scrollwork between rows of raised florets, the top carved with a floret diaper ground, all under a translucent olive-green glaze pooling to a deeper tone in the recesses (2)
Height 14 in., 35.6 cm
Both overall with typical firing imperfections, including multiple firing tears with associated cracks and minor associated losses (some have been consolidated). Both with chips to the lipped rim beneath the upper floret band, and scattered cracks. One stool slightly misfired on one side.
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Christie's London, 1st September 1999, lot 399.