A PALE CELADON JADE VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of flattened baluster form supported on a short spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon handles, the domed cover set with a lotus bud finial, the stone an even pale celadon tone
Height 21.3 cm, 8⅜ in.
There is a minute nick to one corner of the cover and a 0.3 cm, flake to the underside of the rim of the cover. The vase also has a few minute nicks to the extremities. The actual colour is of a slightly less yellow tone and more celadon than the catalogue illustration.
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