|A Very Rare Large White Jade Archaistic Vase and Cover |
Qianlong/Jiaqing period (1736–1820)
Christie's NY will auction a collection of superb jade carvings by a European collector on Sep 15.
Leading the sale is a very rare white jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong/Jiaqing period (1736-1820). The vase is carved from fine stone of even white tone and exhibits an unusual shape, as well as a bold combination of low and high relief carving.
|Finely Carved White and Russet Jade Animal-form Water Pot|
This mythological animal bixie, meaning ‘avoid evil’, is finely carved in an archaistic style with a snarling expression. The details are enhanced with finely incised hair markings, floppy curved ears on a stone of soft, lustrous white tone with satiny polish and some added pale russet highlights
|Yellow Jade Archaistic Pouring Vessel and Cover, Gong |
This rare work takes its inspiration from a gong, a ritual bronze wine vessel from China’s Bronze Age. The bronze gong is one of the wine vessel types that appeared during the Anyang period of the Shang dynasty. These ritual wine vessels were often cast with fascinating zoomorphic imagery. However, the body of this gong has been left undecorated to highlight the soft, lustrous quality of the yellow stone.
|Greenish-White Jade Table Screen |