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Lot 155: CHINESE WHITE JADE GU VASE WITH TAOTIE MASK MOTIF
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: The Chinese white jade delicately carved in shape of squared Gu vase, a bulbous central body slandered to square corners of flared opening mouth and foot. The mid-section is finely carved in shallow relief with bands of archaic TaoTie masks. The trumpet neck and the splayed concave foot rim remain plain of finely polished. Each section is carved with a set of four flanges on the sides that start at the upper lip and follow down to the foot of the vessel. The composition is sophisticated and the jade shows clean iridescent with pale-celadon tone and moist milky appearance.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: Acquired by a private collector in Europe at a charity fund raising auction that was hosted by a prominent business leader from the Frederiksberg Denmark area. The benefactor and his corporation are recognized globally, the beneficiaries and charities to this date are ongoing contributing and enhancing to the lives of many.
Dimensions: Dimension: 184.15mm H x 127mm W Weight: 578.4g
Date: Qing Dynasty