A spinach-green jade 'arrow' vase, hu 18th century
Lot 191*
A spinach-green jade 'arrow' vase, hu
18th century
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 32,000 - 48,000

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A spinach-green jade 'arrow' vase, hu
18th century
Smoothly and simplistically carved as a vessel of flattened hu form supported on a spreading foot with the neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, the stone of spinach-green tone, wood stand.
23.5cm (9¼in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Jade House, Hong Kong, purchased on 30 January 1963
    A Canadian private collection

    Exhibited: Royal Ontario Museum, Prized Possessions from Private Homes: An Exhibition, Toronto, 8 October - 8 December, 1968, no.1168

    十八世紀 碧玉雕貫耳壺

    來源: 於1963年1月30日購自香港Jade House
    加拿大私人收藏

    展覽: 於1968年10月8日至12月8日皇家安大略博物館Prized Possessions from Private Homes: An Exhibition展出,並著錄於圖錄編號1168

    The form of the 'arrow' vase is derived from the archaic hu vases of the Shang Dynasty. For a related jade 'arrow' vase from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated together with a Shang Dynasty bronze hu vase to show the similarities, see The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, no.1. The present lot is left uncarved, thus highlighting the quality of the unadorned stone.
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