3362
3362
A LARGE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE-FORM VASE AND COVER, FANGHU
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
2,500,0004,000,000
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3362
A LARGE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE-FORM VASE AND COVER, FANGHU
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
2,500,0004,000,000
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A LARGE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE-FORM VASE AND COVER, FANGHU
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
superbly worked after ancient bronze fanghu vessels, the flattened vase of rectangular section modelled rising from a splayed foot to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a straight neck, each broad side of the body adorned in low relief with a taotie mask against a leiwen ground above pendent stylised plantain leaves, all beneath two pairs of confronting birds at the neck and shoulder, flanked by a pair of horned animal handles suspending loose rings, the corner edges of the vessel and central axis of the neck further decorated with notched flanges, the base incised with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong reign mark, the well-fitted cover rendered after Zhou dynasty bronze fangyi and similarly decorated with taotie masks and flanges, wood stand
30.5 cm, 12 in.
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Catalogue Note

Compare a vase of related fanghu form, but with angled shoulders and carved with a variation of the taotie motif, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Chinese Jades throughout the Ages, vol. 12, Hong Kong, 1997, pl. 18; and a jade vessel of similar form and taotie band around the body, but of oval section in imitation of a bronze hu, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the exhibition The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1997, cat. no. 5.

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