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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 503

    AN OCTAGONAL 'ARCHAISTIC' CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CUP

    YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1260-1644)

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    AN OCTAGONAL 'ARCHAISTIC' CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CUP
    YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1260-1644)
    The cup has twin openwork handles, one carved with a crane, the other with a deer with a lingzhi branch in its mouth. The body is carved in relief with two stylised seal script characters, dragons and chilong between lappet and keyfret bands to the rim and base. The stone is of a mottled celadon tone with russet inclusions and cloudy white flecks.
    5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam.


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    A related octagonal cup carved with deer panels is illustrated in Zhong Guo Yu Qi Guanji (The Collection of Chinese Jade), Yang Boda, Beijing, 1993, Vol. 5, no.140, p89.

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    Provenance

    Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.