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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 627

    A SOFT BLUE-GREEN AND RUSSET SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADEITE BALUSTER VASE AND COVER

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    A SOFT BLUE-GREEN AND RUSSET SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADEITE BALUSTER VASE AND COVER
    The vase of oblong section carved in high relief on one side with a bitter gourd vine rising from the russet-skinned pierced rock at one side of the rockwork base from which also rises a day lily and on which lies a dog, with a grasshopper on one leaf and a moth on a pendent melon, with a link chain attaching one of the flower sprig handles to the cover which is carved with a small pomegranate and a beetle on a lotus bud utilizing the darker green areas of the stone
    6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high, stand


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    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the provenance for this lot as follows: Acquired by an American collector in Hong Kong in the 1960s and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN