• 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 111

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND BUFF JADE ARCHAISTIC BI WITH CHILONG

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND BUFF JADE ARCHAISTIC BI WITH CHILONG
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Carved in high relief on top with five chilong crawling across the surface, the reverse carved in low relief with a pattern of bosses, the semi-translucent stone with areas of opaque buff alteration throughout
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1966.