19 décembre 2010

A rare Chinese archaistic celadon and russet jade rhyton.

A rare Chinese archaistic celadon and russet jade rhyton. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The well-hollowed vessel of characteristic elongated form, the base carved with the large head of a mythical beast with bulging eyes under bushy brows and short antlers laid back above pointed ears, the pierced base formed by the open jaw exposing fangs and tongue, carved to one side with with a chi dragon-head handle and another coiling dragon underneath the spout, further carved with a band in shallow relief with a taotie-mask to... [Lire la suite]
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