Chinese Qing dynasty carved jade libation cup decorated throughout with foliate motifs and a small bird.
Provenance: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, 1970; Private Minnesota Collection.Height: 4 in x width: 4 3/4 in x depth: 2 1/4 in. Weight: 539.2 grams.
The jade cup is in generally good condition with no visible chips or dents. Wear throughout. Along the front side of the cup, there are two lines of cracks that are 2 1/4 inches and 1 inch each; towards the foot, there is a white accretion in the recessed area. Along the underside, there are some white accretions in the recessed area; there are some areas that are discolored dark; there is a hole drilled through the bottom. Along the interior, there is a crack that measures 3 1/2 inches.
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