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A CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
LATE QING DYNASTY
Estimate
250,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD
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A CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
LATE QING DYNASTY
Estimate
250,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong

A CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
LATE QING DYNASTY
the translucent white stone worked with a flattened ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon mask handles suspending loose rings, the body with a broad frieze enclosing taotie masks, the cover with taotie motifs picked out in scrollwork and surmounted by an openwork finial modelled in the form of a stylised roaring lion
21 cm, 8 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Collection of Mrs James Cromwell.
Christie’s London, 12th December 1988, lot 43.

Catalogue Note

Three vases carved with a taotie mask in a related style were sold in our London rooms, the first, 7th May 1957, lot 147, the second, 5th December 1995, lot 159, and the third, 7th March 1973, lot 242; a slightly smaller example was sold at Christie’s New York, 20th September 2013, lot 1702, from the Marquis de Ganay collection; and another, from the collection of the Countess of Halifax, was sold at Christie’s London, 13th February 1978, lot 117.

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong