A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century

Lot 282. A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Price Realized $12,500© Christie's Image Ltd 2008

The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with bands of archaistic designs, the handle carved in relief as a sinuous chilong with long curling tail, the base inscribed with a four-character seal reading Yong chang er lu(Eternal prosperity and emolument) 

Property from a Private American Collection

Exhibited: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1977-1987.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.