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A CELADON JADE 'CHILONG' VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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A CELADON JADE 'CHILONG' VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 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 CELADON JADE 'CHILONG' VASE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of flattened gu-form, the sides carved in high relief and openwork with three chilong scaling the vessel, the rim with a perching phoenix and a 'Flaming Pearl', the base flanked by two rocky outcrops rising from waves, the translucent stone an even pale celadon with small patches of russet at the edges, wood stand (2)
Height 6 7/8  in., 17.3 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Baroness Marie-Louise von Callenberg (1901-1982).
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 6th March 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 384.

Catalogue Note

Compare other jade gu-form vases carved with three chilong, including one sold in our London rooms, 18th November 1998, lot 921; another at Christie's London, 6th June 1988, lot 17; and a third, with a taotie ground, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 18th May 1989, lot 884. A variation of this type is decorated with nine dragons. Examples include one that sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29th October 2001, lot 705, and another sold in these rooms, 19th March 2007, lot 639. A further gu-form 'dragon' vase with faceted sides, also from the Irving Collection, sold at Christie's New York, 21st March 2019, lot 1118. 

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

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New York