3446
3446
A ROCK CRYSTAL 'MYTHICAL BEAST' VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
400,000600,000
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3446
A ROCK CRYSTAL 'MYTHICAL BEAST' VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
400,000600,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gems of Chinese Art – The Speelman Collection II

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A ROCK CRYSTAL 'MYTHICAL BEAST' VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
with a flaring body resting on a galleried rim atop a short foot, carved with slightly concave band encircling the shoulder below a waisted neck and galleried rim, the neck flanked by a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings, interrupted by a pair of mythical beasts carved in high relief with their heads sharply turned backwards, the tall cover similarly decorated with a pair of mythical beasts below a rounded finial, the transparent material virtually free of inclusions, wood stand
28.5 cm, 11 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

The present vase is notable for the flawless quality and almost glass-like in appearance of the material which has been skilfully accentuated by the contrasting high-relief mythical beasts and undecorated body. Comparable rock crystal vases attributed to the 18th century include one with a hexagonal body flanked by four animal-mask handles individually suspending a loose ring, from the estate of Dorothy H. Guider, sold in our New York rooms, 26th November 1991, lot 373, and again in these rooms, 8th April 2011, lot 3233.

Gems of Chinese Art – The Speelman Collection II

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Hong Kong