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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 48

    A WHITE JADE VASE, COVER AND STAND, 20TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A WHITE JADE VASE, COVER AND STAND, 20TH CENTURY
    the body of ovoid form with straight neck and small flared foot, with two pairs of loose-ring Buddhistic lion-head handles to the shoulder, and a smaller set, at right angles to the first, to the centre of the body, the surface carved in relief with an archaistic taotie mask band above a band of stiff lappets depicting stylised confronting dragons, the fitted cover with a fierce Buddhistic lion finial, the separate stand raised on four supports -- 9 7/8in. (25cm.) high, fitted box.


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    Provenance

    From an English private collection, acquired prior to 1985.