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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 296

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL, TULU

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL, TULU
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Carved in the form of an archaic bronze color container, the rectangular body with columnar corners rising from four waisted feet, the upper body carved with a band of interlaced snakes above a 'double happiness' symbol on two sides and pendent blades on the legs, with a pair of winged dragon handles suspending loose rings
    6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) across, box


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    A slightly smaller white jade vessel of similar form, also lacking its original cover and carved with a shuangxi motif beneath a pattern of interlocked dragons, is illustrated in Jade: Ch'ing Dynasty Treasures, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1997, no. 87. For an interesting comparison in porcelain, see a smaller imitation Dingyao tulu and cover dated to the Qianlong period, illustrated in Selected Porcelain of the Flourishing Qing Dynasty at the Palace Museum, Beijing, 1994, p. 361, no. 98.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION