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A RARE WHITE JADE SQUARE FLOWER POT
A RARE WHITE JADE SQUARE FLOWER POT
A RARE WHITE JADE SQUARE FLOWER POT
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A RARE WHITE JADE SQUARE FLOWER POT

LATE MING DYNASTY-KANGXI PERIOD, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

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A RARE WHITE JADE SQUARE FLOWER POT
LATE MING DYNASTY-KANGXI PERIOD, 17TH-18TH CENTURY
The tapering sides are carved in relief with panels of comma spirals within plain borders and are raised on four shallow bracket supports at the corners. The semi-translucent stone of pale greenish-white color has an area of opaque mottling with some russet color.
4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) square
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection.

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Jade vessels of square shape appear to be quite rare. A white jade example with brown markings (13 cm. square), carved on two sides with a continuous scene of a scholar walking below the branch of a pine tree in a landscape setting, and on the other two sides with a poem describing the scene, as well as on the base with a poem by the Qianlong emperor, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 41 - Jadeware (II), Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 262-63, pl. 202, where it is dated Ming dynasty.

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