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AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE 'DRAGON' MOONFLASK AND COVER

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AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE 'DRAGON' MOONFLASK AND COVER
QING DYNASTY

Well carved in relief to each side of the flattened circular vase with a medallion enclosing a coiled full-faced five-clawed dragon amidst scrolling clouds, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of dragon handles and carved with lappets repeated on the cover, the stone with opaque white inclusions
6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) high, stand

Lot Essay

Cf. a white jade covered vase of the same shape and decoration but with handles suspending loose rings, illustrated by Tregear and Vainker, Art Treasures in China, 1993, p. 257. Compare also the vase and cover included in the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-6, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Catalogue, no. 2839.

(US$25,000-40,000)
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