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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE VASE AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of flattened baluster form, the waisted neck carved with hanging archaistic leaf-shaped motifs, flanked by a pair of archaistic dragon handles, carved to each side in relief with a scholar and attendant near a retreat in a rocky mountainous landscape, the domed cover carved with stylised ruyi below an oval-shaped knop
Quantity: 2
28 cm, 11 in.
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Catalogue Note

Vases fashioned from boulders of such large dimensions and carved with tranquil and inviting landscapes were seldom created before the Qianlong period due to the rarity of large pieces of jade. Often made from carefully chosen stones which would enhance the differing depths of the carved pictorial scene, these vessels represented ideal scenes from nature that were miniaturised to be appreciated in the scholar’s studio. These scenes, which encompassed a range of objects including boulder carvings, brushpots and vases, were a means of inspiration and escape for the official who was caught in the day-to-day duties of officialdom.

A vase of similar form and carved with landscape panels was sold in twice in our London rooms, 12th May 1989, lot 597, and 6th June 1995, lot 52; a larger one was sold at Christie’s New York, 20th September 2002, lot 209; and another, attributed to the 19th century, from the Moren Lee and Thompson-Schwab collections, was sold in our these rooms, 9th November 2016, lot 25.

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