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PROPERTY FROM THE CONCORDIA HOUSE COLLECTION

A fine jade archaistic rectangular vessel and cover (fangyi)
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
Estimate
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PROPERTY FROM THE CONCORDIA HOUSE COLLECTION

A fine jade archaistic rectangular vessel and cover (fangyi)
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
Estimate
15,00020,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A fine jade archaistic rectangular vessel and cover (fangyi)
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
the rectangular sides tapering slightly to the notched feet, carved in low-relief with archaistic confronting dragons and large symmetrical zoomorphic scrolls against an incised leiwen ground, the shoulder flanked by lion mask handles with pendant rings, the cover carved with similar motifs to the canted roofed sides, all below an oval lobed knop, the lightly mottled stone of deep celadon with white inclusions, wood stand (3)
height 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 23rd April 1987, lot 252.

Catalogue Note

The shape and decoration of this vessel are derived from the archaic bronze ritual vessel known as fangyi, or 'rectangular-section' vessel, from the Shang or early Western Zhou dynasties. 

See a related white jade fangyi with a Qianlong mark and of the period, with a single broad decorative band below the lip, and three raised lines decorating the lid and above the foot in the British Museum, London, illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade: from the the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, cat.no. 29:12. Compare also a yellow jade fangyi sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 23rd October 2005, lot 452.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York