19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE ARCHAISTIC WALL VASE
Carved in relief on the front with a taotie mask between bands of blades on the spreading foot and waisted neck, which is flanked by a pair of scroll handles, the slightly concave flat back with two support holes masked by bats, base pierced with two holes for attachment
6¼ in. (6 cm.) high, wood stand
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William Clayton Ltd., London, 1974.
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