6: Jade Gu-Form Chinese Vase
Jade Gu-Form Chinese Vase
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).
Formerly exhibited in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Three Dynasties of Jade (April 27-May 30, 1971).
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.
Two large hairline cracks beginning at the foot of the base. Smaller hairlines throughout. Repairs to stand.
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