01 mai 2011

A rare large mottled grey jade rhyton. 17th century

A rare large mottled grey jade rhyton. 17th century. Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The well-hollowed vessel terminating in a ferocious dragon head, supported on the horns of the beast, the sides with a clambering chilong, the body finely carved in shallow relief with cloud scrolls, the stone of an attractive greenish-grey tone with lighter inclusions; 9½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate £25,000 - £35,000 ($41,775 - $58,485) Notes: This style of rhyton with the cup held in the mouth of a dragon belongs to a distinct group of jade carvings.... [Lire la suite]
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