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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 249

    A GREY AND BLACK JADE CUP, MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A GREY AND BLACK JADE CUP, MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER (1368-1644)
    of lobed hexagonal form, raised on a flaring foot, the exterior carved with three pairs of dragons facing each other, the foot with a scrolling geometric motif, incised characters 'Jie Fu' to base -- 2½in. (6.4cm.) high, later wood stand.


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    Provenance

    From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.