Very fine Chinese white jade ewer, carved in a flattened baluster form, squared corners and domed lid crowned with simply bud finial, raised upon low footed ring base. The curved spout adorned with open-work carved archaic motif flange joined unto the neck. The looped handle with thumbpiece in floral motif. The exterior delicately carved in shallow reliefs with geometrical archaic motif simulating the Taotie mask of the seeing eyes under band of tropical lappets. The jade ewer preciously displayed upon a carved hardwood stand. The jade show pale-celadon color, with clean even tone and moist milky appearance.
Dimensions: 215mm H x 142mm W
Stand:4 40mm H
From The Private Collections of Jean-Pierre Bradley. This special group of items were bought from an estate sale, the consignors were told that these items came from the first wife (pictured) of Jean-Pierre Bradley. Born in France and left in 1936 to become a long time resident from Georgia. A graduate of MIT in Electrical engineering was recruited to be involved in the initial planning of the first US ICBM. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to travel extensively . His travels led him to many foreign countries where he would buy treasures for his beloved wife. These items are believed to be a small part of the treasures he invested in. The Jean-Pierre Bradley's collections can be found from Lot-133 through Lot-174.