A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CUP WITH CHILONG HANDLES
PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM S. ARNETT COLLECTION, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CUP WITH 'CHILONG' HANDLES

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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A PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE CUP WITH 'CHILONG' HANDLES
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The shallow cup is raised on a circular ring foot and carved around the sides with three chilong clambering up from the bottom to the slightly everted rim, the two larger dragons forming handles. The semi-translucent stone has some dark brown speckling and some opaque buff mottling. The base is carved with a four-character mark fu shou yong chang (perpetual blessings and longevity).
5 ½ in. (14 cm.) wide across handles
Provenance
William S. Arnett Collection, Atlanta, Georgia, acquired prior to 1971.
Exhibited
On loan: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1973 to September 1980.

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Lot Essay

Compare the cup of similar shape and size with similar chilong handles, also dated Ming dynasty, illustrated in Jades of Tang through Qing Dynasties, Taipei, 2012, p. 202, no. 131.

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