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A LARGE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'DRAGON' WASHER
EARLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 206,250 USD
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A LARGE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'DRAGON' WASHER
EARLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 206,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A LARGE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'DRAGON' WASHER
EARLY QING DYNASTY
of compressed ovoid form, rising from a flat base to wide shoulders and an incurved rim, boldly carved in high relief with five writhing dragons pursuing a 'Flaming Pearl', their bodies weaving in and out of dense spiraling clouds, all above rockwork and crashing waves, the base finely carved with a whirlpool, the stone a beige-celadon variegated with russet and brown 
Length 7 1/2  in., 19 cm
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Provenance

Probably collection of Charles Stanley Nott (1904-1957).
Oriental Rarities (Alan Hartman), New York, 31st March 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 246.

Literature

Charles Stanley Nott, Voices from the Flowery Kingdom: Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record of the Beginnings of Chinese Cultural Existence, Incorporating a Complete Survey of the Numerous Emblematic Forces Selected from Nature by the Ritualistic Leaders of the Chinese Throughout the Ages, New York, 1947, pls LIII and CXXII.
Charles Stanley Nott, Chinese Culture in the Arts: Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record of the Meaning of the Emblematic and Symbolic Designs Personified in the Arts of China Throughout the Ages, New York, 1946, pls 53 & 54. 

Catalogue Note

For an early Qing dynasty beige jade example with two dragons carved against a low-relief ground, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware, vol. 3, Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 165. A celadon jade example is illustrated in Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum: Supplement, Taipei, 1973, pl. 30; and a Qianlong period white jade washer of this type, also in the collection of the National Palace Museum (inv. Guyu 2963) was exhibited in Jade: From Emperors to Art Deco, Musée Guimet, Paris, 2016, cat. no 124. 

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York