19 September 2013,
Price realised USD 16,250
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A GREYISH-GREEN JADE CUP AND TRAY
LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
The cup is raised on a ring foot and has a pair of angular handles carved on the flat tops with a quadrilobed motif. The quadrilobed, rectangular tray has a raised outer rim and a circular platform in the center, which is conformingly concave on the underside, and has a raised rim on top to accomodate the foot of the cup. The semi-translucent stone is of grey-green color and has fine opaque mottling throughout.
Cup 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) across handles, tray 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
Discover Christie's The Art of China online auctions featuring Chinese ceramics, works of art, jade carvings, Buddhist figures, bronze statues, Ming, Qing, Kangxi and Qianlong period pieces.
Specialist Michelle Cheng shares her expert advice, from knowing the woods collectors look for to investing in climate control
From the colour of your outfit to the number of dragons on your coat, how Qing-dynasty clothing told everyone exactly who you were
How to get clued up on everything from reign marks to firing flaws, palettes, glazes and the different kilns
Our dedicated online sale of prints by the Chinese-born French artist reveals how his styles and themes evolved across five decades
Discover how we’ve brought to life the mysterious world of this important, early Surrealist work from 1926 — offered in London on 27 February