Sorry, auction ended. Shop available items:

6: Jade Gu-Form Chinese Vaseá

Lot 6 View Catalog

img0 1
img1 2
img2 3
img3 4
img4 5
img5 6
img6 7
img7 8
img8 9


Jade Gu-Form Chinese Vaseá

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.á

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.

Special Auction Notes: U.S bidders may pay with cash, personal check, money order, bank check or wire transfer. Bidders outside the U. S. will be required to pay by wire transfer. No credit cards accepted. Bidders unknown to Cowan's may be asked to provide additional personal identity or banking information.

Please register early to allow sufficient time for bidder approval.
Buyer's Premium

20% up to 200,000
15% above 200,001

Estimate $10,000 – $15,000
Starting Bid $5,000

Your maximum bid will remain private.

live auction started on
Us Auction
7:00 AM - Jan 27, 2012
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.


6270 Este Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45232
United States