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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLACK JADE ARCHAISTIC HU-FORM VASE
19TH / 20TH CENTURY
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLACK JADE ARCHAISTIC HU-FORM VASE
19TH / 20TH CENTURY
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A BLACK JADE ARCHAISTIC HU-FORM VASE
19TH / 20TH CENTURY
the pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot, at the neck two openwork handles in the form of a mythical beasts scaling the vessel, the body carved with four registers of interlaced kuilong and a fifth register of vertical lappets, 'twisted rope' bands dividing the registers, the stone black with two white passages
Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm
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Provenance

S. Bernstein & Co., San Francisco.

Catalogue Note

The formal origins of this vase are to be found in deep antiquity, with the shape and ornament inspired by bronze hu vessels of the Eastern Zhou period (770-221 BC), which themselves find their precedent as early as the Anyang phase of the Shang dynasty (ca. 1300-1056 BC). Ancient bronze hu functioned as ritual wine vessels and were cast for use in certain ceremonies and in commemoration of specific events.

Important Chinese Art

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New York