Lot 641. A large yellow jade rhyton, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th Century; 6 1/4 in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 168,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's
of characteristic tapering trumpet form and oval section, folding over and terminating in an undulating scroll, finely carved with three large qilong scattered against a wide band of keyfret just below the rim, the base flattened, the deep greenish-yellow stone with darker russet inclusions, with one diagonal russet vein, stand.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Roy & Elaine Patterson, Wilmette, Illinois.
Acquired S. Bernstein & Co., San Francisco, 13th December 1993
Literature: S. Bernstein, Collecting Chinese Jade, San Francisco, 1995, p. 62, pl. 27.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, including Property from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, New York, 19 March 2007.