20 mai 2009

A fine and rare Mughal-style white jade goat-shaped water dropper and stopper. Late 18th/early 19th century

A fine and rare Mughal-style white jade goat-shaped water dropper and stopper. Late 18th/early 19th century The skilfully-hollowed vessel carved in the form of a recumbent goat looking forward, the curved horns resting on its shoulders, the leaf-shaped tail incised at the edges, the legs tucked underneath, with a circular opening at the top carved with a lappet border, the hollow cylindrical stopper with a lotus finial, all resting on a green-stained ivory and wood stand carved with flowers growing amidst rockwork.. 6cm... [Lire la suite]