A fine white jade flaring vase, gu 18th century
Lot 188*
A fine white jade flaring vase, gu
18th century
Sold for £33,650 (US$ 54,324) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A fine white jade flaring vase, gu
18th century
The softly-polished even white stone delicately carved in the form of an archaic bronze gu vessel supported on a short hollow foot, the central mid-section with a narrow band of interlinked ruyi-heads, wood stand.
9.1cm (3½in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Jade House, Hong Kong, purchased on 21 March 1964
    A Canadian private collection

    十八世紀 白玉雕如意紋花觚

    來源: 於1964年3月21日購自香港Jade House
    加拿大私人收藏

    Only the purest pieces of jade are used for such simple polished forms with no additional relief carving, as exhibited by the present lot. A related vessel of similarly delicate size and superb quality of white jade is illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum, Jade 10, Qing Dynasty, Beijing and Hefei, 2011, no.210.
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