Lot 6    

Jade Gu-Form Chinese Vase
1/27/2012 - Asian Art
Chinese, probably Ming Period (1568-1644). A white jade vase in slight celadon tone with russet highlights, gu-form vase, having a key fret border at the mouth and lip, with an elaborate high relief and openwork carving around the body of the vase depicting a dragon chasing a pearl, surrounded by other mythical beasts, including a phoenix and chilong, amidst densely packed foliage and clouds, on a wooden stand, unmarked; ht. 10 in., (25.5 cm) (without stand).

EXHIBITION HISTORY
Formerly exhibited in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Three Dynasties of Jade (April 27-May 30, 1971).

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Joan Hartman, Three Dynasties of Jade (Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1971), p. 19, plate 25.


Provenance:  
Purchased 7/23/1971 from Marshall Galleries, Cleveland, OH.
Estate of Richard C. Friedman, Shaker Heights, OH.


Condition:  
Two large hairline cracks beginning at the foot of
Sold: $79,312.50
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