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Magnificent Chinese Repousse Silver Jade Dragons Vessel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1800: Item # 1176201
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This is a magnificent Chinese repousse silver jade dragons treasure vessel with cover, and it dates from the 18th century. The vessel was used in the temple or nobleman's home to contain the offering for the respected buddhas during the ceremony or special events. Complex and gorgeous repousse silver works decorated with stylized mythical beasts surrounded by Ruyi clouds above waves. The domed cover decorated with high relief carving of one vivid dragon holding the Lingzhi in the mouth. All around of the body mounted with four old carved celadon jade Chi dragons and set with precious gemstones such as turquoise, lapis lazuili and corals. The hollowed tall foot base has five small dragons raised up the vessle. Museum quality antique art piece all with very delicate hand hammered silver repousse works.

The item has been kept very well with no obvious damage found, and even with no gemstone loss. Only very a few minor chips on the gemstones. Some silver tarnish. Measuring 7-1/4" (18.5 cm) tall, 6-3/4" (17 cm) across the widest point of the body. Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz (1247g). The provenance information will be provided to the buyer.

Please note the jade color is not as white as shown in the photos. Sorry it's very hard to picture the true color of the jade. The true color of the jade looks more light celadon, but shows white under the light.

More photos available upon request.