An archaistic pale celadon jade 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century | 清十九世紀 青白玉雕雙龍戲珠仿古饕餮紋瓶
Property from the Brooklyn Museum, sold to support museum collections
An archaistic pale celadon jade 'dragon' vase
Qing dynasty, 19th century
of flattened baluster form set over a waisted and stepped foot, the body carved in low relief with abstracted taotie masks, the neck encircled by upright cicada lappets beneath a keyfret band at the rim, a further keyfret band encircling the foot, one narrow side of the vase with a lively chilong carved in the round and clambering up the neck and peering over the mouth, at the opposite side a second openwork chilong climbing from the foot of the vessel towards a three-dimensional 'Flaming Pearl' floating on a cloud above, the pale translucent green stone with faint icy and beige inclusions
Height 8 ¼ in., 21.2 cm
The larger chilong with one section of the right horn missing, and a small bruise to the tip of the nose. A shallow section at the rim approx. 0.5 cm long likely repolished. A shallow and short hairline to the stem of the cloud above the smaller chilong. Scattered nicks to edges. A few fissures and white inclusions to the stone, the stone appears to have a slight bluish tinge comparing to the image in the catalogue.
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Collection of Mrs. Walter N. Rothschild (1896-1987).
Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1963 (acc. no. 63.6.55).
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