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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 442

    A GREENISH-WHITE AND BROWN JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GREENISH-WHITE AND BROWN JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Carved in the form of a rhyton enveloped by the wings of a mythical bird, its clawed feet forming the base, its head twisted around to one side with a curved feather beneath is neck suspending a loose ring, and the ribbed tail dividing into two lingzhi-shaped tufts, with a key-fret border below the rim, the cover carved as another recumbent mythical bird
    6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high, box


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