A small celadon glazed porcelain vase. Chenghua Mark

Of compressed globular form, its exterior walls carved in shallow relief with flower petal bands bordering peony sprays visible beneath the blue-green glaze also applied across the base bearing an underglaze blue four-character mark and the foot pad finished with iron wash. 5 7/8in (15cm) diameter - Estimate: $500 - 700

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