A large archaistic  nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty
Lot 8129
A large archaistic nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£5,900 - 8,900
Auction Details
A large archaistic  nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty A large archaistic  nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty A large archaistic  nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty A large archaistic  nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty A large archaistic  nephrite pebble-shaped vessel Qing dynasty
Lot Details
Property from Various Owners
A large archaistic nephrite pebble-shaped vessel
Qing dynasty
The oval-sectioned boulder deeply hollowed out on the interior, its exterior walls fronted with a horned animal mask emitting wave-shaped vapors to each side of a chest with overlapping scales extending across the base and shared by chimera on the opposing side, its dragon head with one undercut whisker overhanging the rim and its foliate-shaped wings terminating in trailing lines of squared C-scrolls, the various sections of raised relief textured with intricately incised parallel lines or double-delineated outlines; the mottled gray-green matrix with natural hairline fissures displaying a 'skin' of richly varied golden-russet hue.
5 1/2in (14cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ashkenazie and Company, San Francisco;
    remains of a circular paper label of Mathias Komor, New York
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