• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2013

    A RARE SMALL ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE VESSEL, YI

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE SMALL ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE VESSEL, YI
    QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Finely carved of archaistic bronze form, applied on one side opposite the pouring mouth with a C-shaped handle, decorated with archaic C-motifs, the vessel with a band of confronted kui dragons, against a hatched-ground, below a band of keyfret along the mouth rim, raised on three circular bosses, well-hollowed on the interior, the semi-translucent material of an even white tone with areas of natural russet inclusions
    3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A HONG KONG GENTLEMAN