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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 433

    A RARE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A RARE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Of lobed oval section, the body carved in shallow relief with interweaving archaistic motifs and in medium relief with ascending chilong repeated between archaistic blades on the neck which flares in a gentle curve to the petal-carved rim above a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings and surmounted by dragon masks flanked by ribbon-like wings incised with keyfret, the whole raised on a foot of conforming outline, the stone of pale greenish-white tone with snowy inclusions
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high, wood stand


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    Provenance

    The Property of a Nobleman; Christie's, London, 6 December 1993, lot 207.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR