Lot 8072. A massive archaistic yellow jadeite vase, Late Qing-Republic period. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 45,000). Photo: Bonhams.
The heavily carved vase of flattened baluster form, crisply decorated on each wider side with a taotie mask flanked by stylized bird heads and all above pendent lappets incised with key-fret, one side further embellished with two chilong carved in high relief clambering around the neck and shoulder of the vase and highlighted with exceptionally vibrant apple-green inclusions, the neck with further archaistic scrolls and two mythical beast heads suspending loose-rings, all polished to a high gleam, wood cover and stand. 11 7/8in (30.1cm) high
Provenance: The Joanna Lau Sullivan Trust
Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 11:00 EDT - NEW YORK