A White Jade Archaistic Vase

A White Jade Archaistic Vase

Qing Dynasty
Height: 12cm

The vase formed as two conjoined gu with a double-lozenge shaped mouth rim, carved with key-fret and pendent cicada blades, and set with a pair of mythical beast loop handles suspending loose rings, all supported on a phoenix with crested head and elaborate tail and wing feathers decorated with archaistic dragons, the semi-translucent stone of an even white tone with tiny russet inclusions.