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A PALE CELADON JADE 'COCKEREL' VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
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A PALE CELADON JADE 'COCKEREL' VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'COCKEREL' VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
of flattened form, the cockerel standing in profile nestling a baluster jar between its wings, a lotus sprig grasped in its beak, the blossoming leafy stem falling gently against the bird's neck and chest, the wings pressed against the body and carved in an archaistic manner with a coiled kuilong at each shoulder, the jar repeating the motif with an angular kuilong-form handle, the bird's legs and exaggerated curling plumage modeled as the openwork conforming foot, the domed cover with a cockerel-form finial, the stone a pale celadon color with faint russet passages and transmuting to dappled gray at the lower plumage (2)
Height 5 1/8  in., 13 cm
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Provenance

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 6th May 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 398.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York