1882
1882
A FINE ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE BOTTLE VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 980,000 HKD
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1882
A FINE ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE BOTTLE VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 980,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE BOTTLE VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

the flattened ovoid body finely carved from a even white stone, the waist carved in low-relief with a wide band of taotie masks interrupted by ruyi-heads, all above pendent lappets and a raised straight foot, the plain tall tapering neck surmounted by a stepped lip, carved wood stand


14.5 cm., 5 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd November 1996, lot 953

Catalogue Note

The luminous and even tone of the stone of the present piece is outstanding and is further accentuated by the low-relief carving that has been restricted to the lower half of the vase. In the subtle curves of the form, the craftsman has successfully captured the stone's innate beauty and nobility; a vase of this size and closely-related form, carved with leaf lappets around the neck and archaistic motifs on the body, formerly in the R. Norris  Shreve collection, was sold in our New York rooms, 31st May 1994, lot 24; and a slightly smaller example also sold in our New York rooms, 18th October 1990, lot 342.

Compare also a vase of slightly shouldered elongated ovoid form, decorated with a lotus scroll band in low-relief, sold at Christie's London, 12th November 2002, lot 49; and another of similar form, but flanked by tubular handles and carved with taotie masks below a lappet collar and cicada motifs at the neck, sold at Christie's London, 9th June 1997, lot 231.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong