• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    A MOTTLED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND BROWN JADE FLOWER-FORM CUP

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MOTTLED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND BROWN JADE FLOWER-FORM CUP
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
    In the form of a large flower carved around the sides with openwork leafy stems that form the handle at one end and bear various flowers and buds including a peony blossom beside a chilong that is peering over the rim, the semi-translucent stone of whitish color with brown veining
    6½ in (16.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY