Mid Qing dynasty The fine white stone naturalistically worked in the form of a compressed vase supported on a short splayed foot, the body gently waisted at the neck and surmounted by a domed cover, each main facing facade featuring three intertwined chi dragons, flanked by a pair of mythical beast handles issuing forth loose rings, the stone of a pale greenish-white colour. 12.4cm high. (2).
Provenance 來源: Billy Rose collection Friedlander & Sons, Seattle, 19 February 1975
Billy Rose (6 September 1899 - 10 February 1966), born William Samuel Rosenberg, was a Jewish American theatrical showman, impressario and lyricist. He started his career as a Broadway producer, then moved on to become a successful theatre and nightclub owner.
For a similar jade vase and cover from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware II, Hong Kong, 2008, p.24, pl.18. Compare also a closely related but larger vase and cover with a plain design in the Songzhutang collection, illustrated in Virtuous Treasures. Chinese Jades for the Scholar's Table, Hong Kong, 2008, p.43, no.3.
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