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A RARE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL WHITE JADE AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL RAM-HEAD
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À propos de l'objet

exquisitely and skilfully worked from a lustrous and even white stone with a rounded twelve-lobed body resting on a splayed foot of corresponding form, the spout rendered on one side in the form of a ram's head, the beast sensitively depicted with alert eyes and a pair of long curved striated horns above the ears, the mouth-rim of the vessel bordered with three evenly spaced paired lugs to secure the gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel handle, each side of the handle with a band meticulously detailed with foliate scrolls and accentuated with a cloisonné enamel fish and ruyi terminal, all surmounted by a central floret at the top, the cover of the vessel with sides of similarly lobed form and encircling a central finial with a short waisted stem and stepped globular lobed knop
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HK
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condition

The teapot and cover are in overall very good condition. There are enamel flakes and characteristic pitting to the fish, ruyi terminals and detachable finial of the gilt-bronze handle. There are minute nicks to the extremities of the jade teapot, as can be expected, especially to the lower lip of the ram spout. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

dimensions

19 cm

literature

Christie's Twenty Years in Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlights, Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 368-369.

provenance

Collection of Millicent Rogers (1902-1953). Christie’s Hong Kong, 28th April 1996, lot 2.

consignmentDesignation

Property from a hong kong private family collection


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*Merci de noter que le prix n'est pas recalculé à la valeur actuelle, mais se rapporte au prix final réel au moment où l'objet a été vendu.


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