6 April 2015
A CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'CHAMPION VASE'
THE VASE MING DYNASTY (1368-1644), WITH A QIANLONG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The vessel is intricately carved with two cylindrical vases decorated with dense archaic motifs. They are adjoined by a phoenix with its wings outspread and fanned tail protruding onto the reverse side, standing atop a winged bear recumbent at the base of the vases. The stone is of dark green tone.
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high, wood stand
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