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A CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM BOYCE THOMPSON COLLECTION

A CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY

A CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

A CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' VASE AND COVER 

QING DYNASTY, 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY

清十八 / 十九世紀初 青玉浮雕趕珠龍紋花卉圖蓋瓶


of flattened hu form supported on a stepped foot and surmounted by a galleried rim, the shoulders supporting a five-clawed dragon prowling in pursuit of a 'Flaming Pearl', the animal's body carved in the round with undercut and openwork details, one side of the vase carved in low relief with a blossoming prunus tree, the other side with flowering peony and a butterfly, the domed cover with a rope-twist oval finial, the stone a translucent gray-green tone with icy inclusions, zitan stand inlaid with silver wire (3)


Height 7⅞ in., 20 cm

The vase and cover are in overall good condition. The cover with a minor patch of abrasion to one lower edge. The edges and extremities to the vase and cover with scattered minute nicks and wear. The stone with natural fissures and inclusions. Red pen inventory mark to the base and cover.


瓶及蓋皆整體品相良好,蓋下方邊沿一細小處有磨。瓶及蓋邊沿、邊角處分佈細微磕痕及磨痕。玉料帶天然綹、沁。底及蓋有紅筆標識。


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The Wong Yua Shi Collection.

Anderson Galleries, New York, 13th-16th March 1918, lot 364.

Collection of William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930), and thence by descent.


來源

Wong Yua Shi 收藏

安德森畫廊,紐約,1918年3月13至16日,編號364

William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930) 收藏,此後家族傳承

The dynamic movement and extreme high relief of the dragon chasing the 'Flaming Pearl' add a sense of drama to the flattened form of this classical vase shape. The dragon's energy is further enhanced through its contrast to the tranquil gardens rendered in low relief on vessel's walls below. Other Qing dynasty vases of this type include a greenish-white jade flattened baluster vase and cover with a dragon pursuing a 'Flaming Pearl' against an archaistic taotie ground, sold at Christie's New York, 19th September 2007, lot 89; a small pale celadon jade vase of related form sold at Christie's London, 7th November 2014, lot 411; and a grayish-white jade flattened baluster vase and cover carved with taotie motif and supporting a pair of dragons contesting a 'Flaming Pearl' in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. no. 02.18.435a,b).