Lot 289. A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008
Borne on a small curled leafy branch extending around the sides of the cup bearing a peach and floral spray and continuing to the rim where a horned dragon has curled itself around the branch and clings to the rim between two further blossoms, metal spoon, Japanese wood box.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. 17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.