AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT JADE 'TWIN BIRD' STEM CUP WESTERN HAN DYNASTY | 西漢 玉雕朱雀紋高足盃
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT JADE 'TWIN BIRD' STEM CUP
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY
the cylindrical vessel tapering to a short waisted stem and splayed circular foot, the exterior skilfully worked with a pair of phoenix-like birds striding forward, each mythical bird portrayed crested and with a long tail, the body accentuated with scrollwork echoing the interlinked 'C'-scrolls on the ground of the frieze and the bands of T-shaped motifs, all above a border of stylised petal motifs above the foot
11.3 cm, 4 ⅜ in.
The stem cup is in very good condition with insignificant old bruises. As visible in the catalogue photos, there are natural veins to the stone.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Acquired in Hong Kong, 20th June 1993.
Ancient Chinese Jade, J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2018, cat. no. 130.
《Ancient Chinese Jade》，藍理捷，紐約，2018年，編號130