A Brown and White Jade Libation Cup


Song-Ming Dynasty
Height: 8.9cm

The cup well carved in the form of a tree trunk, the handle formed by a large CHI-dragon climbing up the sides with its head perched on the mouth rim facing a smaller dragon balancing on the rim, with a third CHI-dragon on the reverse writhing in and out of the surface, all supported on lingzhi fungus growing on the underside, the stone of semi-translucent white tones motfied with areas of opaque brown and some calcification.