12 May 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A RARE YELLOW JADE DUCK-FORM VESSEL AND COVER
JIAQING PERIOD (1795 - 1820)
Finely carved with its head sharply turned to the side, clasping a lotus stem in its beak, the wings and tail delicately incised emulating feathers, surmounted by a small duckling forming the cover of the vessel, the stone of a rich, even, yellow tone
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long
With Louis Joseph, from whom purchased December 1955.
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Compare a very similar yellow jade duck-form vessel illustrated in the inside front cover in An Exhibition of Fine Jade, Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1981.
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