24 octobre 2009

Four green jade from Sotheby's. Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection - Qianlong

A celadon green jade vase with elephant handles. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period.  photo Sotheby's the translucent bluish-green jade vase of compressed zun form with a bulbous body rising to a wide flared foliate mouth, the body divided into vertical lobes with barbed edges extending sections from the splayed foot to the mouth, the neck flanked by a pair of finely carved elephant-head handles securing loose-ring handles, the stone with russet veining and a few russet patches, (fitted box) - 18.2 cm., 7 1/8 in. - Est.... [Lire la suite]