A Carved White Jade Vase with Cover

Qing Dynasty
Height: 28cm

Opaque white-green jade of high quality, in imitation of ancient bronze shape, rounded rectangular body rising off splayed foot to a gently outwards sloping wall, contracting slowly to sloped shoulders and straight lip, flanked by two bestial facets holding ring handles, primary taotie motif, finely and surely incised, with lower skirts of archaic banana leaf pattern and lotus leaf band.