16 September 2015
A WHITE JADE CRANE-FORM WATER VESSEL AND COVER
The crane is shown with legs tucked underneath the body and the head turned back to grasp a gnarled, leafy branch bearing four ripe peaches, with a smaller crane perched on its back. The details of the wings and tail are finely incised, and the center of its back is carved with a center hollow cavity opening which is fitted with a peach-shaped stopper. The stone is of pale white tone with some russet inclusions.
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide, wood stand
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2004, lot 249.
The James E. Sowell Collection, Dallas, Texas.
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