Lot 227. A large greenish-white jade facetted baluster vase and cover, 18th century; 11 ¾ in. (31 cm. high). Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The body is carved to all sides in low relief with branches of prunus above a band of petal lappets. The waisted neck is carved with two elephant's-head handles. The domed cover has a raised facetted and hollowed finial and is incised with a band of stylised flower petals. The stone is of a delicate green tone with some opaque white mottling.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 June 1994, lot 113.
Collection of the late Gerard Arnhold (1918-2010).
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019