A WHITE JADE ZHADOU
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE LADY EVELINA BEHRENS (NEE ROTHSCHILD) (LOTS 52-57)
A WHITE JADE ZHADOU

18TH-19TH CENTURY

Details
A WHITE JADE ZHADOU
18TH-19TH CENTURY
The thinly-hollowed elegantly-formed vessel is carved in low relief with taotie masks to the compressed globular body, just below a band of stiff leaves radiating from the shoulder. The jade is of an even pale tone with white veins.
4 5/8 in. (12 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Acquired by the Hon. Mrs. Clive Behrens’ son, Jack Behrens, in Asia prior to 1934.

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Lot Essay

The pale colour of the stone is highlighted by the exquisite thinness of the carved jade, with the archaic design as a subtle highlight. A zhadou with an archaistic design can be found in the Palace Collection in Beijing, as illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasure of the Palace Museum, Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, p. 239, plate 195.

A similar white jade zhadou with archaistic designs dated to the Qianlong Period was sold at Christie's London, 4 November 2008, lot 6. A Mughal-style celadon jade zhadou and cover dating to the 18th-19th century was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 3987.

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