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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    A LARGE SPINACH JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER

    QIANLONG (1736-95)

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE SPINACH JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
    QIANLONG (1736-95)
    The flattened vase of baluster form with four lion-head handles around the tapering neck suspending loose rings, carved in shallow relief on the front and back with bands of archaistic dragons within key-fret borders, the high domed cover with leaf lappets surmounted by a square shaped finial, the stone of a moss-green tone with variegated inclusions and minor speckling
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) high


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    This large vase belongs to a group of equally impressive jade vases inspired by the shape and decoration of ancient bronzes. It was the taste and interest of the Emperor Qianlong that was responsible for the wave of archaism seen during the Qianlong period, which influenced not only jade carvers but other artisans during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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