02 février 2020

A powerful and rare green and russet jade 'dragon head' architectural ornament, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3306. A powerful and rare green and russet jade 'dragon head' architectural ornament, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 21.7 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. powerfully and boldly worked in the form of a dragon head, the striking mythical beast rendered with circular glaring eyes below a bulging supraorbital ridge, the snout stylised with a scrolling profile, the flaring nostrils and prominent mouth... [Lire la suite]