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A fine imperial white jade brushpot
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 54,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
6
A fine imperial white jade brushpot
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 54,000 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 imperial white jade brushpot
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
of barbed quatrefoil section, supported on four flared bracket feet, finely carved in low relief on each side with stylized archaistic taotie mask motifs, the translucent stone of pale celadon-white tone lightly mottled with white inclusions, wood stand (2)
Quantity: 2
3 3/4 in., 9.5 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 3rd November 1970, lot 108.
Warren E. Cox, New York.

Catalogue Note

White jade brushpots are rare and often reasonably small in size due to the limited availability of the material.  Compare a plain white jade brushpot of similar size, formerly in the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum and illustrated in Post-Archaic Chinese Jades from Private Collections, S. Marchant & Son, London, 2000, cat.no. 40.  See also one carved around the sides with a landscape scene, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27th April 2003, lot 104, which is reminiscent of a white jade brushpot carved with the ‘Three Friends of Winter’, illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji, vol. 6, Shijiazhuang, 1993, pl. 280.

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

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New York