• 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 229

    A RARE AMBER CUP

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644), OR EARLIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE AMBER CUP
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644), OR EARLIER
    Well carved with deep sides rising from the rounded ring foot, of rich, dark russet color with areas of semi-translucency and areas of blackish-brown color almost like the burled areas of wood
    3 in. (7.7 cm.) diam., fitted ivory openwork stand


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    Compare a jade bowl of the same shape but slightly larger size (10.8 cm.), dated to the 12th-14th century, in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, included in the exhibition, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1 May - 22 June 1975, no. 270.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN