March 19, 2011 10:00 EDT

Asian Arts



Fine and rare Chinese archaistic jade vase
six character qianlong mark and of the period

The large and twin-handled flattened vase subtly carved throughout with a profusion of archaic elements: the ovoid body with wide center band carved with taotie masks, phoenix and qilong heads over an incised diaper ground between geometric-filled lappet bands; rim and foot both carved with greek key bands; freely-carved ring handles supported by highly-detailed elephant heads bearing the joined tusks, expressive eyes and leafy ears typical to the style; jade of grey celadon hue.

H: 11 1/2 in.

Sold for $425,000
Estimated at $100,000 - $200,000


H: 11 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property of a Boston Collector
Purchased in China early 20th century and thence by descent

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