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    Sale 2238

    Masterworks of Ancient and Imperial China

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 596

    A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU
    Carved in the form of an archaic bronze pigment container, the rectangular body carved in low relief on two sides with formalized lotus sprays, the columnar corners carved with two scrolling dragons, raised on four waisted and lobed feet carved with four straps that continue underneath to criss-cross the bottoms, with a pair of lion- mask handles suspending loose rings, the cover surmounted by a coiled dragon set over a circular aperture and the corners with coiled chilong
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


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    Several examples of this type of jade vessel are published. Compare two of similar form dated to the late Qing dynasty in the Avery Brundage Collection, illustrated by d'Argencé, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1977, p. 124, pl. LV. See another example in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - III - Jadeware, Hong Kong, 1995, p. 190, no. 156.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION