• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 113

    A GREENISH-WHITE JADE DRAGON-FORM FINIAL

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH-16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GREENISH-WHITE JADE DRAGON-FORM FINIAL
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH-16TH CENTURY
    Well carved in openwork as a five-clawed dragon standing with body coiled and right forefoot resting atop a flaming pearl, the base carved around the sides with clouds, the stone with some opaque buff alteration; together with a small whitish jade oblong bowl, possibly 12th/14th century, carved in low relief with a plain band at mid-body and at the rim, raised on a shallow foot, the semi-translucent stone with some brown and opaque buff alteration
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long, stand and box (2)


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    Provenance

    Dragon finial: Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.
    Bowl: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.