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A PALE CELADON JADE VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
the slightly flattened ovoid body rising from a stepped foot to a tall tapering neck and lipped rim, encircled by two sets of raised double fillets at the body and neck, and a single fillet at the shoulders and foot, the body intricately carved in low-relief with archaistic scrolls interspersed between the fillets, the smoothly polished stone of an even pale celadon tone with some russet veining on one side
16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in.
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Provenance

A French private collection.

Catalogue Note

This vase is notable for the restrained decoration which accentuates the attractive elongated form and even tone of the pale celadon jade. Vases of this type were used as vessels to hold implements, such as a spatula and a pair of sticks, for managing an incense burner.

See a smaller celadon jade vase of similar form, decorated with animal-mask motifs between two narrow bands of plantain leaves, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, object no. Zhong-Yu-00010-N000000000; and a white jade vase carved with a xi character on the body, along with an incense burner and a box, from the De An Tang collection, included in the exhibition A Romance With Jade. From The De An Tang Collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, pl. 100.

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