A jade vase

Jade vase
Jade vase

1015-16

18th century
Height: 7 1/2 in, 19 cm

the sides flare steeply from a slightly recessed base with a thickened rim around the foot to a high shoulder and terminate in a waisted neck. The sides are worked in relief with gnarled, twisting prunus trees and a small lingzhi fungus. The semi-translucent stone is a celadon-green tone and bears a fine polish.

Formerly in a European private collection.