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Owen Roberts Estate, 1955.
Collection of Earl Morse.
Sotheby's New York, 24th March 1998, lot 368.
Owl-shaped vessels of this kind are representative of the finest quality early 20th century jade carving. The large raw stone required to make a piece of this scale was only available from Burma in the late 19th century. The shape of the bird follows the Shang dynasty zun prototype and is remarkable for its faithful rendering of the archaistic bronze. It can be compared to a very similar green and lavender owl vessel and cover from the collection of Lady McCorquodale sold at Christie's London, 21st October 1974, lot 89, and also to a pair in the Avery Bundage collection in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, illustrated by Knight, Lee, and Batholomew, Later Chinese Jades, San Francisco, 2007, pl. 189.
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