• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    A RARE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC WATER VESSEL

    MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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    A RARE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC WATER VESSEL
    MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    In the form of a mythical three-legged beast with a dragon and its young clambering over the back, the body carved in shallow relief with archaic designs flanking an ox-head and the neck with a hanging bell, the stone of a celadon tone with russet inclusions
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide


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    This form may well have been inspired by three-legged Shang dynasty bronze vessels.

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