Lot 26: CHILONG DRAGON MOTIF SQUARE JADE URN
November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Of the flattened square baluster form, the rectangular central body decorated with relief of archaic chilong dragon on four corners.The domed lid supported the horse finial with two Fu-bats on each side. The handles on either side formed by a scrolling dragons. The carving is superb, finely polished nephrite jade, of a pale-creme-celadon color, with some russet inclusions.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: From the heirs of Sir john Dorrington and the Vosper estates from Stroud Gloucestershire these items were purchased by a prominent antiques collector in 2008. Seeking historical and collectible items he attended numerous auctions and estate sales in the area as well as from nearby countries. Sometimes finding a rarity sometimes just the camaraderie of fellow collectors.
Dimensions: Dimension: 190mm H x 95.25mm W Weight: 826.9g
Date: Qing Dynasty