1906
1906
A SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
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1906
A SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
the square cover finely carved in low-relief with a landscape with a pavilion in the foreground surrounded by trees and rocks, overlooking a river with a fisherman on boat, the scene described in a poem about night fishing inscribed in the corner, the fitted box with a flat base and a short inner lip, the recessed base incised with a further poem, followed by a mark and seal of Xing You Heng Tang, the stone of green tone with natural veins and inclusions
Quantity: 2
9.8 cm., 3 7/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

Elegantly carved with a landscape scene, the composition of the present piece has been treated like a painting or printed image, and may have been based upon a particular woodblock illustration. The lack of a border and the vertical lines of poetry on the upper corner reinforce the pictorial style of the box, but its depiction on the precious jade stone indicates the wealth, rank and status of its owner. This piece was appears to have been made for the Imperial Hall of Consistency (Xinyouhengtang). Compare a circular box similarly carved in low relief depicting the Eight Horses of Mu Wang in a landscape setting, sold at Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 440.

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