13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A LARGE CELADON JADE TWO-HANDLED 'ARCHAISTIC' CUP
The twin-handled cup is carved in high relief to the exterior with taotie masks and raised flanges, the handles are wrapped with writhing chilong dragons each with a lingzhi fungus in its mouth. The wood cover is surmounted with an openwork jade finial carved with deer. The stone is of a mottled greyish-celadon tone with creamy white and russet flecks and inclusions.
7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) diam., wood stand
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VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium
Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.
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