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Lot 0004
Dimensions: 146.05mm H x 112.21mm W Weight: 500.3g Stand: 1-1/8" H Box: 10-1/8" H x 6-5/8" W

Impeccable, Chinese Qing carved natural Nephrite white jade libation cup in wooden protective box. Finest nephrite white jade carved in a deep vessel, bulbous to the center body, large trumpet shaped opening with elongated gallery mouth frontward, semi-rectangular vase, raised on oval splayed foot base. A dragon emerged below the rim, creates handle, balanced to the opposite with a Fu-lion emerge suspending a loose ring below the trumpet rim. The body adorned with shallow relief of geometrical archaic leiwen reliefs, wanzi pattern, and interlocking swastika key fret, enclosed with emerge thick ring line on the neck and lower belly. Dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, eternity, Yang and Yin, male vigor and fecundity, the Li-Shui wave pattern which is known to be the abode of dragons. Excellent craftsmanship is evident in the fine details. Nephrite has mottled appearance with scattered inclusions along with a beautiful transparent milky white tone. This jade lidded vase conformed all required specimen to be high valued Chinese jade wares, with finest material, the whiteness, the cleanness, the color, the shape, design, and distinct. Elegant jade vessel, with very fine relief encircling the entire outer surface. Highly polished stone, showing a pale celadon hue and attractive milky white inclusions. Relatively Uniform milky coloration with a tinge of variation in hue. Translucent properties are present as light strikes the unblemished basin. Brilliant luster with very precise. The jade is fine and exquisite, the carving smooth, brilliant with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous.


Jade is precious not because it is rare, but because the quality of jade corresponds to virtue. It relates to such virtues as benevolence, wisdom, righteousness, propriety, loyalty, and trustworthiness, and it also corresponds to the ways of the heaven and earth. Jade is mild and gentle, just like a benevolence. Jade has a fine texture yet it is solid, just like a wise person; with a careful, meticulous and thorough way of handling things. Though jade has edges and corners, it is not sharp and will not hurt others, resembling a sense of justice and uprightness. When the jade is hung, it symbolizes polite restraint and prudence. When it is struck, it releases a clear and spirited sound like music. Though jade is beautiful, blemishes do not obscure its merits. Just like loyalty, it is without bias and without the need to conceal. In addition, the color of jade can be seen from all angles. Just like trustworthiness, a person's behavior is consistent with words.


Over all in EXCELLENT condition.
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Estimate $4,000 - $6,000
$8001 bid
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