Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics
Roger Keverne Ltd is a specialist dealer in Chinese ceramics and works of art. The gallery is situated on the second floor of 16 Clifford Street, off New Bond Street, in the heart of London’s premier art and antiques district. With a total between them of over 60 years’ experience in the Chinese Art market, Roger Keverne and Miranda Clarke, his wife, have run the company since 1997.
Roger Keverne Ltd always carries a large and fine stock of Chinese ceramics and decorative arts. The company is happy to provide valuations, guidance on bidding at auction, as well as advice on restoration.
After an archaic bronze original and in the form of a rectangle with protruding cylindrical corners that rise from short feet with slightly concave bases. Two upright scrolling handles issue from the shorter sides. The vessel is worked in low relief with two registers of archaistic decoration separated by a ribbed band: interlaced dragons with scaly bodies and no legs, above four shaped lappets, each filled with simplified phoenix designs, to the corners and two shou (longevity) characters to the centre of the longer sides. The cover is surmounted by a knop in the form of an openwork coiled, scaly, two-horned dragon, its legs resting on coiled chi dragons at each corner. The stone is a bright spinach-green tone.