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TWO HARDSTONES WITH INSCRIPTIONS AND TWO WALL VASES IN GRAY JADE WITH INSERTED WHITE JADE, CHINA, QING DYNASTY (4)
The two hard stone are of irregular form and of quadrangular section, very well carved through the creamy white surface of the stone with a fine Chinese inscription on each of the four sides. The baluster wall vases raising from a narrow foot, each carved with lotus foliate on the tapering body and on the waisted neck between key-fret at the shoulder and at the foot and mouth ring, flanked by a pair of handles, the centre is inset with two white jade plaques decorated with a poetic inscription, the back of the wall vases present a flat surface showing an indentation for hanging. In very good condition, only a very minor surface wear and scratches, one of the inserts of one wall vase is leaking. To be note that the two jade inserts plaques are older than the wall vases.
17,7 cm max high, 7,8 cm max wide
No reserve
Provenance: private property of a northern Italian gentleman