An archaistic spinach-green jade hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀 碧玉雕仿古螭龍紋雙耳活環壺
An archaistic spinach-green jade hu-form vase
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀 碧玉雕仿古螭龍紋雙耳活環壺
the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a splayed oval foot to a gently flaring galleried rim, the shoulders set with mythical beast-form handles suspending loose rings, the body deftly carved in high relief with a design of interlacing chilong, framed by incised archaistic scroll bands at the foot and neck, the spinach-green stone flecked with darker inclusions, wood stand (2)
Height 6 in., 15.3 cm
In overall good condition with some expected minute nicks to the extremities, including a tiny nick to the rim and a few to the foot rim.
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.
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Mathias Komor, New York, 10th April 1950.
Collection of Dr. Allen O. Battle, Ph.D (1927-2020).
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The present vase belongs to a group of vessels produced following the form and decorative motifs of Western Zhou bronze hu wine containers. Compare a larger celadon jade vase and cover inscribed with a Qianlong fanggu mark in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 147. Further interpretations of Western Zhou hu vessels rendered in bronze, porcelain and jade were included in the exhibition Through the Prism of the Past: Antiquarian Trends in Chinese Art of the 16th to 18th Century, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2003, cat. nos III-62-64.