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A large carved jade rhyton

Ming / Early Qing dynasty, 17th / 18th century

Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 33,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT
25
A large carved jade rhyton

Ming / Early Qing dynasty, 17th / 18th century

Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 33,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A large carved jade rhyton

Ming / Early Qing dynasty, 17th / 18th century

the flattened tapered vessel well carved in low relief with a sinuous qilong climbing up one side peering over the mouthrim with its chin resting on the edge, against archaistic scroll diapers divided by a 'twisted rope' band and keyfret border at the rim, all above a ferocious makara dragon-fish curled around the base, the celadon-white stone with dark-brown inclusions, wood stand (2)


Quantity: 2
6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present piece belongs to a group of archaistic rhytons, whereby clambering dragons, archaistic scroll bands and the dragon-fish base are common features.  Compare, for example, a closely related spinach jade rhyton of very similar form in the National Palace Museum, illustrated in The Refined Tase of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of the Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, cat.no. 34.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York