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A LARGE MOTTLED GREEN JADEITE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER

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A LARGE MOTTLED GREEN JADEITE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
Of flattened baluster form, all four sides bisected by a notched flange repeated at the corners, the flange on each broad side separating a pair of confronted long-tailed birds standing below a pair of dragons and an elephant carved in high relief on the neck, the flange on the narrow side separating a pair of bird-headed dragons rising towards the loose ring suspended from a bird-form loop handle, the pedestal foot, neck and cover carved with a band of overlapping leaves with key-pattern borders, and the cover surmounted by a Buddhistic lion finial, the opaque, icy stone of mottled light green color with areas of apple green and brownish mottling
17in. (43.2cm.) high, wood stand
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