Lot 76: WATER VESSEL WITH DRAGONS AND BOYS
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Jade. China, Qing to Republic
Circular form with two laughing boys as handles, whose lively posture show that they want to climb the vessel. They are clinging to the wall with their legs in the air. The relief all-around shows clouds and fiery-ferocious dragons with horns and long, flowing whiskers. Around the circular opening is a border with rowed triangles with linear patterns. Deeper grey-green jade with blackish inclusions, good transparency.
HEIGHT 4,4 CM, DM 14,8 CM
From an Italian collection