Price Reduced: Very Rare 7-Inch Chinese Hand-Carved Lidded Jade Vase
This amazing carved jade piece was purchased at an auction of Asian Art owned by a well-know gem dealer/gemologist in the early 1980s. It was valued at $1000-$1500 at the time. I would guess it would have to be valued at $2,000 or more today.
We were shown an article (a copy of which we do not have unfortunately) that was written about that same time discussing the art of master carvers who would carve incredible artwork from a single piece of jade! We do not have any historical data on the carver or if in fact this piece was carved from a single block of natural jade. The photo in that article included a vase eerily similar to this one in style and design. As with all of the items consigned to The History Bank it is priced below the estimated WHOLESALE value at the most, typically even lower. Shipping includes appropriate packing and insurance for the sale price.
The stand shown comes with the piece and is hand-carved as wel.