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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    AN ARCHAISTIC JADEITE VESSEL AND COVER, GUANG, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ARCHAISTIC JADEITE VESSEL AND COVER, GUANG, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    the pouring vessel carved in imitation of an archaic bronze guang, decorated in shallow relief on each side of the body with panels of archaistic dragons and birds, each separated by vertical flanges, the handle in the form of a mythical horned beast, the fitted lid with a fantastic bird to one end, a ram mask to the opposite side -- 11½in. (29.3cm.) wide, wood stand.


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    A further example of jade guang is in the Baur Collection, see Pierre-F. Schneeberger, The Baur Collection - Chinese Jades and Other Hardstones, Geneva, 1976, no. B 74-75.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private collection.