3346
3346
AN AMBER 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BAMBOO VASE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT
3346
AN AMBER 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BAMBOO VASE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Jades, Ambers and Hardstones from a Distinguished Connoisseur

|
Hong Kong

AN AMBER 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BAMBOO VASE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
finely carved in the form of two adjacent bamboo shoots with leafy shoots around the sides, one face carved in openwork with a phoenix standing on pierced rocks amongst peonies, the reverse with two stylised dragons clambering on rocks amongst further peony blooms, below a bird perched on the rim of the vase, the amber of a translucent honey-brown tone, wood stand
9 cm, 3 5/8  in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

See a larger vase of this type, carved from amber of a more opaque colour (known in Chinese as mila), depicting crane, deer and lingzhi amidst two bamboos and stylised rock, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Xu Xiaodong, ‘Qingdai Gongting hupo yishu [The Art of Amber in the Qing Court]',Wenwu/Chinese Cultural Relics, 2011 (3), p. 84, pl. 12.

Compare also an agate carving in the form of twin tree trunks with a crane admist lingzhi, bamboo and prunus, sold at Christie’s London, 20th April 1970, lot 192; and a smaller version, with a pair of phoenix admist pine, lingzhi and prunus, sold in these rooms, 30th October 1991, lot 333.

Important Jades, Ambers and Hardstones from a Distinguished Connoisseur

|
Hong Kong