9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 14,900
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A pale celadon jade 'melon' waterpot and cover, late 18th Century
the tapering lobed sides rising to the sunken rim encompassing the lobed concave cover with a stem finial and a cricket, carved and pierced with a gnarled leafy vine bearing blossoms reaching over the sides and a butterfly resting on the fruit, the stone of pale celadon tone with russet and milky inclusions -- 3 15/16in. (10cm.) wide, wood stand.
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Purchased from Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., London, 20 November 1968.