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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE MOONFLASK AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE MOONFLASK AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 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 SPINACH-GREEN JADE MOONFLASK AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the flattened circular body rising from a pedestal foot to a slender elongated neck and galleried rim, the neck set with two archaistic kuilong handles, each suspending a thick loose ring, the smooth body of the vase undecorated, the domed cover with a finial meticulously carved in openwork with a crouching dragon with pronounced antlers and trailing whiskers, the stone a deep emerald-green flecked with black and lighter green tones (2)
Height 11 in., 18 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 14th October 1985.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 445.

Catalogue Note

A spinach-green jade moonflask suspending loose rings but carved with a landscape scene and without its cover, sold at Christie's Paris, 26th November 2002, lot 153. A white jade hu-form vase with similar handles and rings, but with incised gilt decoration, sold in these rooms, 20th October 1988, lot 289. See also a white jade example with a similar 'dragon' cover, sold in our London rooms, 2nd May 1986, lot 252. 

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

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New York