18. M4991



Chinese jade rhyton, gong, of archaic style carved on each side with a central band of taotie masks between archaic style cicada lappets and leaves beneath a key-fret band at the rim.

The stone pale celadon, russet and taupe.

5 1/8 inches, 13.1 cm high.

Late Ming/early Qing dynasty, 17th century.


Natural markings.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Sold by William Clayton, 38 Bury Street, St. James’s, London, 1960-1985, by repute.
  • A similar rhyton wine vessel, gong, in the Qing Court Collection, is illustrated by Zhang Guangwen in Jade Ware (III), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Beijing, no. 135, p. 167.
  • A Qing imperial dated rhyton, gong, described as the Hodgson Rhyton, was included by Marchant in their 90th anniversary exhibition of Ninety Jades for 90 Years, 2015, no. 88, pp. 164-171 and front cover.