• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1086

    A RARE TRANSLUCENT PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CIRCULAR CUP STAND

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

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    A RARE TRANSLUCENT PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CIRCULAR CUP STAND
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    With beaded, everted rim, the interior boldly carved in deep relief with two dragons chasing pearls amidst clouds and flames around a raised platform carved with a continuous key-fret border
    6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam., wood stand


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    Compare the design of the current cup stand, with two dragons chasing flaming pearls around a central knop, to that found on a similarly decorated gold cup stand in the Dingling Mausoleum, illustrated in Catalogue of Relics from the Dingling Mausoleum, Beijing, 2006, no. 14.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Beijing in the 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN