Pair of Chinese celadon glazed small vases and covers of guan form, each carved with flowerheads on a continuous scrolling branch amongst leaves above a wide lappet band with upright leaves and further flowerheads and scrolls on the shoulder, and beneath a triangular band on the gently flared neck, the covers with central raised flowerhead, again above a scrolling flowerhead band, the base glazed, the unglazed foot rim, rim and underside of the cover revealing the biscuit body.

Total height with covers 6 7/8 inches, 17.5 cm.

Early Ming, Yongle/Xuande.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Warren E. Cox (1897-1977) Collection, New York, no. 192 (with labels).
  • Formerly in the collection of Chester D. Tripp (1883-1974), Chicago.
  • Formerly in the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, collection no. 1988.169.2 Ab.