Chinese 1800's Ming Qing Jade Vase Dragon Rhyton Libation Cup Qilong Nr Yqz For Sale
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Bronze Age Ritual Archaistic Wine Vessel w/Baby Dragons
Related Brown Jade Rhyton, Song to Ming dating (13th to 17th Century) in Christie's New York, 16SEP10 Lot 1106, 6 inches high and sold for $74,500 USD.
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Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.
We had this up last year, and for whatever reason we still have it. Their loss is your gain, here it is again. DO NOT LET IT GET AWAY FROM YOU THIS TIME!!
This is a rare piece. China, mid 1800's. Ming Qing Jade Vase Dragon Rhyton Libation Cup Qilong. A deeply relief carved celadon jade (nephrite) libation cup / vase carved as a rhyton on three feet, the body of elongated guano (bronze age ritual vessel) form supported by a tail and two feet with inverted taotie mask, the sides with two qilong archaistic dragons with a third climbing over the rim. The stone of celadon tone with natural russet rind inclusions near the rim. Unmarked. The GUANG wine vessel form in this case is mixes with the JUE tripod wine cup form of the 12th century BCE (Shang Dynasty ritual bronze forms) to create this carving masterpiece. The interplay here is trying to suggest solidity in the archaic bronze vessel with natural flexibility in the lithe and wriggling form of the lizard-like baby dragon bodies crawling on the cup.
It measures approx. 5 3/4" tall, 4 5/8" from front to back and 2 3/8" wide. STUNNING!!
For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby's online site and consultant with various sale houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.
He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.
Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on as an old friend.
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 2 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 12 x 10 box.
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Chinese 1800's Ming Qing Jade Vase Dragon Rhyton Libation Cup Qilong Nr Yqz: $3,850