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    Sale 2623

    Dowager Empress Cixi: Elegance of the Late Qing

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2257

    A PAIR OF SMALL JADEITE VASES AND COVERS

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    Estimate

    A PAIR OF SMALL JADEITE VASES AND COVERS
    QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Each vase is of flattened baluster form, carved in high relief on the waisted neck with a pair of clambering chilong, above an incised taotie mask on each of the flattened sides, raised on a splayed foot, each of the covers of conforming shape; and a jadeite fan-shaped plaque, carved on one flattened side in relief with a longtailed phoenix in flight above rockwork, the other side with a descending dragon striding above water, the top of the fan decorated with a flower-blossom pierced with an aperture for attachment
    4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high, for covered vase
    5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide, fan (3)


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