30 March 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK ESTATE
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE MOONFLASK AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Well carved in low relief on each of the broad sides with an archaistic design of intertwined dragon and bird scroll surrounding a shou medallion, with a pair of elephant-head and loose ring handles flanking the matching cover carved with similar archaistic scroll below a separately made knop with lower ropetwist border and hollowed on top, the stone of even pale greenish-white color
11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high
Art Institute of Chicago.
Sotheby's, New York, 9-10 October 1987, lot 161.
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