A finely carved pale celadon jade vase group  18th Century
Lot 292
A finely carved white jade vase group 18th Century
Sold for HK$ 576,000 (US$ 74,312) inc. premium

Lot Details
A finely carved pale celadon jade vase group  18th Century
A finely carved white jade vase group
18th Century
The principal container of flattened baluster form with well-hollowed interior topped by a knopped domical cover, its waisted neck engraved with a key-fret band stretching between a pair of reticulated strap work handles, its base emerging from scudding waves that also envelop faceted rocks, one of which supports a smaller lozenge-shaped container trimmed with another key-fret band beneath the rim; the surfaces of the very pale grey-green matrix displaying some cloudy white veins and polished to a subdued lustre.
20.4cm (8in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: A New York private collection
    Sotheby’s London, 16 June 1998, lot 150 (illustrated)

    For similar types of 18th Century jade vases with carefully reticulated handles and understated profiles, see Zhongguo yu qi quan ji, Volume VI (Qing, 1991) for a single vase emerging from rocks and miniature flowering plants (no. 233) and a covered vase and covered box supported on a stand simulating reticulated root wood (no. 242). See also The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware (III), Kong Kong, p. 145.

    十八世紀 白玉壽山福海連蓋瓶
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