20 mai 2019

A carved and pierced white jade 'dragon and phoenix' vase and cover, 18th-19th century

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Lot 128. A carved and pierced white jade 'dragon and phoenix' vase and cover, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. 

The vase is intricately carved with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl opposite a phoenix holding a peony branch, beside bamboo and lingzhi sprays. The cover is surmounted by a finial shaped as a coiled chilong dragon. The stone is of a pale greenish-white tone. 

ProvenanceSotheby's Hong Kong, 16-17 November 1988, lot 296. 
Property from a distinguished Asian Collection.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019


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