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A fine white jade 'magnolia flower' group
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 102,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
36
A fine white jade 'magnolia flower' group
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 102,000 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 fine white jade 'magnolia flower' group
Qing dynasty, 18th century
finely carved in the form of a large upright magnolia bud hollowed to form a vase, the slender overlapping petals naturalistically rendered with gracefully furled tips, flanked by smaller buds and leaves borne on a thick cut stem forming the openwork foot, the fine white stone of exceptionally even tone, wood stand (2)
Quantity: 2
5 1/4 in., 13.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

The white magnolia, or yulan in Chinese, is an emblem of purity and is a pictorial pun to represent the Chinese word for jade, yu.  Compare a related white jade cup in the form of a magnolia blossom in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, illustrated in The T.T. Tsui Galleries of Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat.no. 115.

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

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New York