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A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC EWER AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
the body of stylised guang form, delicately carved in low-relief with a taotie, below a band of keyfrets to the rim, all supported on a spreading foot with a further keyfret band, the archaistic dragon handle with its head rising above the flattened rim, the spout supporting a chilong suspending a ring, the domed cover carved with archaistic scrolls in low-relief below a lotus finial, the stone of a pale celadon colour with russet inclusions, wood stand
Quantity: 3
12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. 
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Catalogue Note

This vessel is modelled after archaic bronze guang, which were cast with long spouts and often featured animal-shaped handles.  A jade pouring vessel of related shape was sold in these rooms, 17th October 1978, lot 365; and another, but lacking the loop handle near the spout, was sold in our New York rooms, 16th January 1976, lot 181.

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