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A rare spinach jade 'champion' vase
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 43,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT
61
A rare spinach jade 'champion' vase
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 43,200 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 rare spinach jade 'champion' vase
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
of double-cylindrical form, joined by a phoenix with outstretched wings and a loose ring suspended from its beak, perched on the head of a crouching winged-beast, the tail feathers and rear haunches of each visible on the opposite side, carved below the rim of each cylinder with a broad band of bosses, above another band of archaistic scrolls and a row of pendant cicada blades, all raised on a flared foot, the stone of a rich spinach-green tone mottled with black inclusions, wood stand (2)
Quantity: 2
7 5/8 in., 19.5 cm
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Provenance

Rare Art Inc., New York.

Exhibited

Jade as Sculpture, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, 1975, cat.no. 64.

Catalogue Note

Vessels of this type were an important part of marriage rituals in China, with the two compartments of the vessel symbolizing the union of the bride and groom. The name of the vessel 'champion vase' is derived from the Chinese name of vessels of this form yingxiong ping. The eagle (ying) and the bear (xiong) jointly symbolise courage and together form a rebus for 'champion or hero' (yingxiong).

See a related champion vase bearing the mark da qing qianlong fanggu, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 151; and another included in A Romance with Jade from the De An Tang Collection, Beijing, 2004, pl. 131. Compare also the vase in this sale, lot 20.

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

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New York