6 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A CELADON JADE TEAPOT
Of tapering rectangular form, the short spout decorated with an elephant head, the C-scroll handle with a dragon-head terminal, each side carved in shallow relief with fu characters flanked by confronting chilong, the domed cover with similar animals below the finial, the stone with some paler patches and veining
7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) wide
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