Lot 95
  • 95

An extremely rare inscribed green jade mountain Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period

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  • height 25.5 cm., 10 in.
the stone of an even and translucent forest-green colour elaborately carved on one side with pavilions and thatched cottages nestled in hills interconnected by small winding pathways and enclosed within a low city wall, surrounded by a fast flowing river tumbling down the mountain and under bridges, the reverse with lofty pine trees growing on ledges flanking a waterfall cutting through a deep ravine, the stone further elegantly inscribed with six gilded imperial poems, carved wooden stand


Property from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Smalley
Sotheby's New York, 28th September 1989, lot 451


Jade: Ch'ing Dynasty Treasures from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California; Houston Museum of National Science, Houston, Texas; Explorers Hall of the National Geographical Society, Washington, D.C., 1998-9, cat.no. 4 (illustrated)