26 octobre 2008

A Fine Grey Jade Rhyton Cup, Late Ming Dynasty

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Lot 27. A Fine Grey Jade Rhyton Cup, Late Ming Dynasty; 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 12,000—18,000 GBPLot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008

of deep hollowed U-shape, carved in low relief around the exterior with a geometric ruyi band, the base carved in high relief with a monster mask, the horns of the monster forming the lower part of the handle, the upper handle in the form of a large sinuous chilong, a smaller chilong clambers down the front of the vessel, the stone of pale grey tone with speckled lighter inclusions. 

Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos Collection (according to label).

Sotheby'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London.


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