An unusual celadon and russet jade cylindrical cup  Ming Dynasty
Lot 24
An unusual celadon and russet jade cylindrical cup Ming Dynasty
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 28,422) inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual celadon and russet jade cylindrical cup
Ming Dynasty
The pale celadon stone with areas of russet inclusions formed as a cup standing on three crouching human figures with a ring-shaped handle, the body and handle shallowly incised with interlocking archaistic C-scrolls and highly-stylised animal motifs, wood stand, fitted box.
10cm (4in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • 明 青玉雕仿古獸紋杯

    Purchased from Jade House with an invoice dated 17 September 1955

    There are several published examples of this type of Ming Dynasty archaistic cup: see for example, R-Y.Lefebvre-d'Argencé, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1972, pl.XXXVI. However, it is rarer to find a cup carved such as the present lot with crouching human figures forming the feet.
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