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A White jade double-gourd vase and cover
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 54,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
57
A White jade double-gourd vase and cover
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 54,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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A White jade double-gourd vase and cover
Qing dynasty, 18th century

of classic double-gourd form, carved in low relief with a continuous vine issuing various-sized double-gourds and foliage amidst bats in flight, the lower section set on each side by raised shou medallions below flanking bats to the upper bulb, all below a leiwen border encircling the rim, the cover in the form of a peach borne on a leafy stem, the lightly mottled stone of pale celadon white tone, wood stand (3)


Quantity: 3
7 3/4 in., 19.6 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present vase is an excellent amalgamation of numerous auspicious symbols.  The vase is decorated with bats and a peach, both symbols associated with longevity.  This theme is further emphasized by the shou ('longevity') medallions, while the double-gourd form itself, often associated with the immortal Li Tieguai, is symbolic of prosperity and abundance, in particular, of male children.

Compare a larger white jade double-gourd-shaped vase and cover inscribed with the characters Daji ('good fortune'), illustrated in Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 149; another illustrated in A Romance with Jade from the De An Tang Collection, Hong Kong, 2004, pl. 44; and one illustrated in Yang Boda (ed.), Essence of Qing Jades, Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 78-79.

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

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New York