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    Sale 2267

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 439

    A BRILLIANT GREEN JADE VASE AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    A BRILLIANT GREEN JADE VASE AND COVER
    Of elegant, flattened ovoid form, flanked on the narrow sides by a pair of phoenixes grasping in their beaks scrolling foliage which forms the handles, their long wing tips and the ends of their long tail feathers trailing down the sides and ending in curls, the cover carved with a further phoenix with backward-turned head above a band of petal lappets, the finely polished, semi-translucent stone of bright green color with sparse darker flecking
    11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high


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    Compare the vase and cover of smaller size (16 cm. high) carved from very similar translucent green stone and carved along the narrow sides with a pair of similar phoenixes with long curling wing tips and tail feathers illustrated in Jade: Ch'ing Dynasty Treasures from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, Taipei, 1997, p. 186, no. 119.