03 novembre 2008

An Exceptionally Fine And Rare Imperial White Jade 'Phoenix' Wine-Pot And Cover. Qianlong/Jiaqing

An Exceptionally Fine And Rare Imperial White Jade 'Phoenix' Wine-Pot And Cover. Qianlong/Jiaqing Of globular form with a the short spout in the shape of a phoenix head, the sides carved in shallow relief with the spreading wings, the legs tucked under the body supported on four shallow peony blooms, with a 'C'-scroll dragon-head handle, the domed cover with a peony finial, the highly polished stone of an even white tone with some russet inclusions. 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide. Estimate £200,000 - £300,000 ($323,600 - $485,400) ... [Lire la suite]