01 janvier 2014

A rare and large archaistic pale green and grey jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong fang gu four-character mark and of the

A rare and large archaistic pale green and grey jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong fang gu four-character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The heavy greyish stone shaped as a flattened baluster vase, carved on each side with a taotie mask beneath a pair of chilong dragon heads amidst archaistic scrolls, all between two bands containing C-scroll medallions, the neck with stiff pendent lappets and flanked by two mythical beast-head loose-ring handles, the cover with a band of linked ruyi heads beneath the stepped... [Lire la suite]