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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 507

    A CELADON JADE 'ARCHAISTIC' VASE, GU

    16TH-17TH CENTURY

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    A CELADON JADE 'ARCHAISTIC' VASE, GU
    16TH-17TH CENTURY
    The square-form vase is carved and pierced with flanges in high relief and incised to the body with stylised taotie masks between upright and pendant lappets. The stone is of a celadon tone with cloudy white flecks, inclusions and fissures.
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high, wood stand


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    A similar gu-form vase in the Qing court is illustrated in Jadeware (1), The Complete Collection of Treasures of The Palace Museum, Yang Shin, 2008, no.274, p259,

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    Provenance

    Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.