17 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A SMALL WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC WATER DROPPER AND COVER
Carved in the shape of a guang of rectangular outline, raised on a spreading pedestal foot carved with a band of petal lappets, the front of the body carved with a bird in profile with the spout issuing from its open beak, with a bird-form loop suspending a loose ring below and with an angular scroll handle at the opposite end, the domed cover surmounted by a bird finial flanked by angular loops
5 in. (12.7 cm.) long, wood stand
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Compare a pair of larger jadeite pouring vessels of nearly identical form, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1-3 May 1994, lot 806.
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