6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000
TWO JADE LIBATION CUPS, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY
comprising a pale celadon and russet cup with rounded body and wide spout, carved and pierced to the exterior with three curling dragons clambering to the rim, raised on an oval footrim; and a greyish celadon jade cup, with dragon head circular handle, incised to the exterior with dragon and phoenix, raised on three low supports -- the first, 4 1/8in. (10.5cm.) wide. (2)
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From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.
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