Lot 1490. A white jade flower-form water coupe, 17th century; 6¾ in. (17 cm.) across. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
The vessel with rounded sides well carved as a large flower with overlapping petals, carved in openwork around the exterior with flowering branches and an inquisitive chilong balancing on leaves as it pulls itself up to the rim, the stone semi-translucent and of pale greenish-white color, wood stand.
Provenance: Private Minnesota estate.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011