• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

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

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1074

    A PALE-GREYISH WHITE AND BROWN JADE ARCHAISTIC POURING VESSEL

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A PALE-GREYISH WHITE AND BROWN JADE ARCHAISTIC POURING VESSEL
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Of rectangular section, raised on a pedestal foot, carved with a taotie mask and flanges on each side and birds below the rim, the handle issuing from a dragon mask; together with a mottled grey opaque jade carving of two addorsed dragons, their bodies entwined, with flat base
    4 5/8 and 5½ in. (11.7 and 14 cm.) long, wood stand (2)


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    Provenance

    Dragon carving: C. Edward Wells, Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1963.