1872
1872

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE BRUSHREST WITH ORIGINAL ZITAN STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 980,000 HKD
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1872

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE BRUSHREST WITH ORIGINAL ZITAN STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 980,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN IMPERIAL WHITE JADE BRUSHREST WITH ORIGINAL ZITAN STAND
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
crisply carved in the round as a craggy mountainscape, with jagged peaks rising above an elderly scholar and his acolyte meandering on a rocky path past a pavilion, shaded by pine trees as they approach a bridge, the reverse carved with a deer resting by sprouting lingzhi beneath a pine canopy, finished with a brilliant and smooth polish, the stand intricately carved with a rock-face layered with lingzhi, chrysanthemum and bamboo
Quantity: 2
9.6 cm., 4 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 2nd May 2005, lot 565.

Catalogue Note

This small jade carving might have once adorned a table in one of Emperor Qianlong's many studios and may have served for various purposes, as a paperweight, brushrest or for pure aesthetic enjoyment. Both the style and quality of the carving, but mostly the characteristic openwork zitan stand, suggest an Imperial provenance. For similar woodstands, compare for example a lohan jade mountain in the Palace Museum Taipei, illustrated in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, cat. no. 43, a small figural mountain, cat. no. 45, and a slightly larger mountain with a hunting scene, cat. no. 52. Compare also a similarly carved small mountain of similar size with a related zitan stand, ibid., cat. no. 50.

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