15 décembre 2022

A yellow and russet jade 'buffalo' rhyton cup, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 119. A yellow and russet jade 'buffalo' rhyton cup, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 4.8cm (1 7/8in) (2). Sold for HKD 82,875 (Est: HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of deep-U shape with a buffalo head at the base, incised with archaistic taotie mask underneath a geometric band, the yellow and russet stone cleverly worked to accentuate the buffalo's snout, box. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 4 June 2020, lot 403. Note: Animal-headed rhytons probably began... [Lire la suite]