An archaistic celadon and russet jade ‘Chilong’ rhyton, late Ming dynasty

Lot 10. An archaistic celadon and russet jade ‘Chilong’ rhyton, late Ming dynasty;  17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

the well-hollowed vessel terminating to a horned dragon head, carved to one side with a chilong peering over the rim forming the handle opposite another clambering chilong in high relief, the exterior carved in low relief with stylised cloud scrolls and a wide band of archaistic swirls, all below a keyfret band and foliate scroll at the rim, the stone of a greyish celadon tone with caramel-brown skin and russet-brown calcified streaks, wood stand. Quantité: 2.

Provenance: Collection of Countess M.L. von Callenberg.
Collection of Beatson Blair (d. 1940).
John Sparks, London, 14th October 1980.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014