• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2006

    A SPINACH-GREEN JADE MOONFLASK AND COVER

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    Estimate

    A SPINACH-GREEN JADE MOONFLASK AND COVER
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Of flattened form, each side well carved in relief with a circular panel enclosing a coiled full-faced five-clawed dragon grasping a 'flaming pearl' amidst cloud scrolls, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of elephant-head handles suspending loose rings, the mouth rim and cover carved with geometric design stiff leaves, the square-form cover surmounted by a dragon finial, the whole raised on a spreading pedestal foot
    12 1/2 in. (31.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    An important European private collection formed in the 19th century by a Russian nobleman and diplomat