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24 février 2020

A pale celadon jade 'bird' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19h century

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vase ||| sotheby's n09317lot7x5hden

vase ||| sotheby's n09317lot7x5hden

vase ||| sotheby's n09317lot7x5hden

vase ||| sotheby's n09317lot7x5hden

Lot 358. A pale celadon jade 'bird' vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19h century. Height 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cmEstimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBPLot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

of elegant flattened bronze hu form raised on a high splayed foot, the waisted neck flanked by two 'S'-shaped handles, each side carved with a swallow in flight in high relief, one side undercut and incised with begonias sprouting from rockwork, the stepped cover surmounted by a knop of conforming shape, wood stand (3).

Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London (according to label)

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 17-18 march 2015

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