17 - 18 September 2015
A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE EWER AND A COVER
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The high-shouldered body is carved on one side with a crane perched on rocks beneath a fruiting peach tree, and on the other side with a deer grasping a lingzhi stem in his mouth beneath a pine tree. The handle and spout both issue from dragon-head terminals, and the cover is carved with an archaistic dragon-form finial.
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high
The K'ung Hsiang-Hsi (Kong Xiangxi, 1881-1967) Collection, New York, and thence by descent within the family.
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