A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM BOYCE THOMPSON COLLECTION

A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM BOYCE THOMPSON COLLECTION

A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Lot sold:50,400USD

Description

A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER

QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

清十九世紀初 白玉雕獸耳活環龍鈕蓋瓶


of slender baluster form with a subtly stepped foot and galleried rim, the neck set with a pair of loop handles issuing from beast masks and each suspending a loose ring, the domed cover with an elaborate openwork finial in the form of a coiled, sinuous four-clawed dragon lifting its head and roaring, the stone a translucent milky white, wood stand (3)


Height 9½ in., 24.1 cm

Condition Report

The vase and cover are in good condition with a minute flake to the edge of the foot of the vase and the rim of the cover. There is a red pen inventory number on the base and possible minute nicks to the extremities of the finial carving.


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Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.


敬請注意,本拍品之木座、木框或其它木部件屬瀕危野生動植物種國際貿易公約(CITES)所列木種,如出口至美國境外需申請相關CITES許可證。


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


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Provenance

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


來源

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

Catalogue Note

The refined form of the present vase, with its elegant contours and lack of surface ornamentation, focuses attention on the purity of the milky white stone and employs the restrained aesthetic that continued from the Qianlong Emperor's reign into the subsequent century. For a Qianlong period white jade precedent with the same handles and knop, but with the slender baluster body set over a waisted foot, see one sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29th April 1992, lot 616; a related white jade example with a slightly broader baluster body sold in these rooms, 27th February 1981, lot 413; and a third 18th century white jade vase and cover with similar proportions to the present, but with mythical beasts carved at the foot of the vase and the knop in the form of a qilin, sold in our London rooms, 7th June 2000, lot 67.


Closely related white jade baluster vases and covers from the 19th century include a smaller one of rectangular section and with a 'Buddhist lion' knop from the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts sold in these rooms, 15th March 2016, lot 118; a later Qing example sold twice in our Hong Kong rooms, first on 17th November 1988, lot 292, and second, 2nd December 2016, lot 800; and another sold in the same rooms, 6th April 2016, lot 3710.

A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM BOYCE THOMPSON COLLECTION
A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
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