Lot 1496. A large pale greenish-white jade archaistic vase, 18th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 1,314,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
Of rounded rectangular section, the sides well carved in relief with four taotie masks set between a row of whorl roundels at the shoulder and stylized lappets at the base, the neck decorated with a band of upright lappets and flanked by a pair of animal-mask handles suspending loose rings, with bands of incised key fret at the mouth and foot rims, the pale greenish-white stone finely polished, wood stand.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011