A well carved Ming-style inscribed archaistic 'chilong' cup Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century | 清十八至十九世紀 青白玉仿明鏤雕螭龍耳盃
Property from an important French private collection | 法國重要私人收藏
Property from an important French private collection
A well carved Ming-style inscribed archaistic 'chilong' cup
Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
of baluster form, well worked with waisted sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted mouthrim, set with an archaistic dragon clambering to one side forming the handle and inscribed with a poetic inscription in low relief, signed with seal, the stone of a variegated buff colour with whitish tones and black and russet veins
11 cm, 4⅜ in.
Rare coupe archaisante inscrite en jade beige sculptée, fin de la dynastie Qing, XVIIIE-XIXE siècle
11 公分， 4⅜英寸
Several natural veins around the body and extending into the rim. There are small nicks and chips to the edges and to the raised parts of the carving. There is a ca. 1.7 cm long crescent-shaped incision to the exterior of the opposite side of the handle.
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Collection Charles Le Bargy (1858-1936).
Drouot Rive Gauche, Etude Laurin-Guilloux-Buffetaud-Tailleur, 21 Juin 1978, lot 47.
巴黎Drouot 左岸， Laurin-Guilloux-Buffetaud-Tailleur拍賣行， 1978年6月21日， 編號47
Charles Le bargy (1858-1936) was a French actor, author and director and a keen collector of Asian art. Born near Paris in 1858, he joins the Comédie-Française of which he becomes an associate in 1887. He dies in 1936 in Nice.