This jade vessel and cover exhibits a perfectly shaped composition reminiscent of archaic bronzes. The love for archaic artworks lasted from the Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, encouraged by literati who took inspiration from classicism, but also by rich merchants who wished to establish an understanding for the old culture.
The vessel is in excellent condition and shows only minimal signs of age-related wear; the pedestal likewise. Despite the thickness of the material it is of translucent quality. The vessel is 27 cm high including the pedestal; 23 cm wide and 14 cm deep. The vessel alone is 22 cm high and 25 cm wide.