3 December 2008,
Price Realised HKD 375,000
Estimate HKD 320,000 - HKD 380,000
A RARE PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Of flattened baluster form, well carved standing on an integral oval stand raised on four scroll-feet formed by archaistic dragons, the vase flanked on the waisted neck by a pair of stylised kui dragon scroll handles, and carved in low relief with overlapping lappets enclosing fine keyfret, the mouth rim and base with bands of zoomorphic symbols, repeated around the cover and surmounted by a chrysanthemum-bud finial, the stone of an even pale celadon tone
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) overall height, box
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It is unusual to find a jade vase carved with an integral stand in imitation the elaborate bronzes of the Eastern Zhou period (770-256 BC).
The Greenfield Collection
The Tianhe Shanfeng Collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2005, lot 1550.
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