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A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 750,000 HKD
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128
A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 750,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II

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A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD
the flattened ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck, flanked by a pair of dragon-head handles issuing hoops suspending loose rings, the front and back worked in low relief each depicting a shaped ribbon-tied cartouche, enclosing a pair of confronting kui dragons with their bodies stylised into square scrolls, all framed above and below with bands of taotie masks, the domed cover similarly worked with taotie masks, surmounted by a finial in the form of a mythical beast, the stone of an even white tone with occasional milky streaks
25.7 cm, 10 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 1st July 1969, lot 74.
Sotheby's London, 9th May 1972, lot 30.

Catalogue Note

A larger white jade vase, carved with a similar motif of confronting chilong, their bodies forming an archaistic geometric scroll, was sold at Christie's New York, 28th/29th June 1984, lot 114; and a spinach-green jade example was sold at Christie's Rome, 13th November 1973, lot 223. See also an ovoid vase carved with a related motif, included in the exhibition Jade as Sculpture, Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, 1975, cat. no. 76.

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II

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Hong Kong