• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120

    A WHITE AND BROWN JADE SCHOLAR'S WATER VESSEL

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

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    A WHITE AND BROWN JADE SCHOLAR'S WATER VESSEL
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
    Carved in the shape of a large lychee borne on a leafy gnarled branch that forms an openwork handle and continues under the base and around the sides where it bears further small fruit carved with diaper patterns, with a chilong crawling up onto the rim on one side and another smaller chilong carved from the brown area of the stone resting atop the rim opposite, with some areas of opaque pinkish color in the stone
    6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND