A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot Ming Dynasty (2)
Lot 7
A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot
Ming Dynasty
HK$ 300,000 - 400,000
US$ 38,000 - 51,000

Lot Details
A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot Ming Dynasty (2) A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot Ming Dynasty (2)
A pale green and russet jade 'chilong' water pot
Ming Dynasty
Of compressed globular form with a raised lip, skilfully carved in high relief with three sinuous playful chilong clambering around the exterior above swirling waves, the attractively polished stone of light mottled pale green and russet tone, wood stand.
6.4cm (2 1/2in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • 明 青灰玉雕螭龍水丞

    Provenance:
    Spink & Son, Ltd., London (label)

    來源:
    斯賓克,倫敦(標籤)

    The present lot is superbly carved in high relief with three sinuous chilong clambering over the well-hollowed globular vessel. The dynamic movement of the dragons mirrors the swirling waves underneath, embracing the round form of the water pot made for the scholar's desk.

    Compare two related pale green jade chilong water pots, Ming dynasty, illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 6-7 Ming Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, vol.6, no.40, and vol.7, no.250.

    見北京故宮博物院藏兩件主題紋飾類似的明代青玉雕螭龍水丞,著錄於《故宮博物院藏品大系:玉器編》,北京,2011年,卷6之編號40,卷7之編號250。
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