A CELADON AND GREY JADE BALUSTER VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the flattened shield-shaped body carved in high relief with a dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl at the shoulder and a phoenix and horse perched on rockwork at the base, the elephant head handles set with loose rings, the cover surmounted by a recumbent lion finial, the stone of greyish-green tone with darker grey inclusions
Height 17.8 cm, 7 in.
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There are some scattered nicks to the edges and raised parts of the carving, including to the back of the dragon and the rims of the vase and cover, as well as pitting to the surface overall. One corner of the rim of the vase has been lightly polished.
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