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A PALE CELADON JADE 'MOUNTAIN' BRUSHREST
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 HKD
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A PALE CELADON JADE 'MOUNTAIN' BRUSHREST
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 HKD
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Details & Cataloguing

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong

A PALE CELADON JADE 'MOUNTAIN' BRUSHREST
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
carved in the form of jagged rock formation emerging from a wavy sea, a dragon striding sinuously around the highest peak reaching for ‘flaming pearl’, a smaller makara depicted surging from the sea below, wood stand
12 cm, 4 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

This elegant piece exemplifies the aesthetic taste of scholar-officials of the Ming and Qing dynasties, who sought objects for their studio that had a variety of functions, such as brushrests and paperweights, as well as being works of art in their own right. A slightly larger carving of this theme, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Jade, vol. 9, Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, pl.64, together with one modelled as three peaks with chilong, pl. 66; and another was sold in our New York rooms, 21st March 2015, lot 692.

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong