Lot 128. A carved and pierced white jade 'dragon and phoenix' vase and cover, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The vase is intricately carved with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl opposite a phoenix holding a peony branch, beside bamboo and lingzhi sprays. The cover is surmounted by a finial shaped as a coiled chilong dragon. The stone is of a pale greenish-white tone.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16-17 November 1988, lot 296.
Property from a distinguished Asian Collection.