04 mars 2019

A rare Han-style pale green jade cylindrical cup, Song - Ming dynasty 

  Lot 136. A rare Han-style pale green jade cylindrical cup, Song - Ming dynasty. Height 3 3/8  in., 8.7 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the cylindrical vessel supported on three short crouching bear-form feet, set to one side with a circular loop handle with a sharply upswept spur, finely carved with an archaistic design of a dragon in pursuit of a phoenix reserved on a ground of raised bosses bordered by narrow bands of coiled C-scrolls at the base and foot, the... [Lire la suite]