1881
1881
A WHITE JADE SQUARE 'DRAGON' WASHER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 500,000 HKD
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1881
A WHITE JADE SQUARE 'DRAGON' WASHER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 500,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A WHITE JADE SQUARE 'DRAGON' WASHER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of squared section rising to straight everted sides with a rectangular bar extending across the upper rim, the washer further carved with nine chilong dragons crawling around the exterior sides and across the bar, each dragon with a heart-shaped face, a long curled tail and some with a long horn extending to its upper shoulders, the stone of celadon-white colour
Quantity: 1
10.5 cm., 4 1/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

Compare a square cup carved with the Eight Immortals, phoenixes and a dragon, in the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, illustrated in James C.Y. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, pl. 77, where the author mentions that these large square cups were sometimes used as a libation cup on ceremonial occasions (p. 98). See also a later pair of rectangular jadeite lozenge bowls, carved on two sides with chilong in high-relief, sold at Christie's London, 7th December 1992, lot 150; and a circular bowl similarly carved with chilong clambering around and over the sides, sold at Christie's London, 26th January 1976, lot 183.

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