12 août 2014

A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century

Lot 282. A well-carved greenish-white and pale brown jade rhyton, Song-Ming dynasty, 12th-16th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with bands of archaistic designs, the handle carved in relief as a sinuous chilong with long curling tail, the base inscribed with a four-character seal reading Yong chang er lu(Eternal prosperity and emolument) ... [Lire la suite]