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A large finely carved jade figure of Shoulao
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, early 18th Century
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 21,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT
22
A large finely carved jade figure of Shoulao
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, early 18th Century
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 21,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A large finely carved jade figure of Shoulao
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, early 18th Century
the aged sage with long beard and characteristic bulbous bald head, standing in loose-fitting robes very finely incised with cloud motifs and tied at the rear with long knotted ribbons, his hands clasped beneath draped sleeves pierced to hold an attribute, the stone of pale celadon tone with russet and white inclusions, wood stand (2)
Quantity: 2
9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

It is rare to find jade figural carvings of this quality and impressive size, although a very similar carved figure of a luohan in the Qing court collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, no. 108.  Compare also a slightly smaller jade carving of Shoulao, illustrated in Stanley Charles Nott, A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings, Palm Beach, 1940, no. 4; and a related jade luohan in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji, Hebei, 2005, no. 335, p. 630.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York