Lot 429
A Tibetan or Mongolian Ceremonial Nephrite Jade Ewer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1700, this finely crafted and elegant ewer is created from a single piece of nephrite jade, the silver filigree mounts are finely crafted with kirtimukha faces and featuring beaded rows with coral stones, the lid to the ewer is inlaid with turquoise stones and topped with a shaped nephrite jade figure resting on a cloud, the spout emerges from the mouth of a makara or dragon.

7 in.

From the Personal Collection of the Late Israeli Film Actress Daliah Lavi ยท Blessed with beauty and bursting with talent, the multi-lingual Lavi was truly an international citizen during the 1960s when she worked alongside such luminaries as Peter O'Toole, David Niven, and Woody Allen. One of her more memorable roles was in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967). She also had a hugely successful career as a singer in Europe.

In her personal life Ms. Lavi enjoyed a 40-year marriage, her four children, and numerous grandchildren. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina.

Similar to a Tibetan or Mongolian Ceremonial Urn in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection, Accession # M.83.247a-b.

Some pushes to metal rim; the spout has been pushed in a bit on one side; two small holes in jade foot; missing seven turquoise inlays and five coral inlays; spout has been glue evident from repair.

$2,500 - 4,500