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A MAGNIFICENT JADEITE BIRD-SHAPED VESSEL AND COVER

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A MAGNIFICENT JADEITE BIRD-SHAPED VESSEL AND COVER

LATE QING DYNASTY

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A MAGNIFICENT JADEITE BIRD-SHAPED VESSEL AND COVER

LATE QING DYNASTY

of exceptionally large size, the well-hollowed body carved in relief with parallel columns of overlapping feathers, divided by notched flanges running down the breast and backbone, the folded wings carved and incised in archaistic style with scrolls and whorls, supported on the downcurved tail similarly carved with scrollwork and on the two massively carved and naturalistic legs with gnarled toes in a 'pigeon-toed' stance, the cover of the vessel forming the head of the bird, with similar plumage and flanges and with large forward-looking eyes and a short downcurved beak, reminiscent of an owl, the translucent stone of pale color with numerous brighter green inclusions (2)
height 15 3/8 in., 31.1 cm
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Происхождение

Owen Roberts Estate, 1955.
Collection of Earl Morse.
Sotheby's New York, 24th March 1998, lot 368.

Описание в каталоге

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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