AN EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE “WHITE” JADE VASE, the flattened baluster body carved with emblems and characters amidst stylised blossoming foliage, the neck with a band of archaistic stylised leaves containing scrolls and with mask and ring handles carved as mystical beasts, the foot with a key pattern band, the stone of even tone with very slight brown markings with a lustrous polish, Qianlong, 8.25″ high
Provenance: The Summer Palace.
Captain James Gunter of the Kings Dragoon Guards, who was in command of “G” Troop in China in 1860 and thence by descent.
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