Lot 8
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A YELLOWISH BEIGE JADE 'LANDSCAPE' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD |

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Length 3 7/8  in., 10 cm
deftly carved in multiple layers of relief, the slim stone modeled as a serene mountainous landscape, with a scholar and his attendant crossing a bridge over a stream amidst wutong, pine, and a walled compound in the distance, the reverse with two deer in a similar landscape, the stone an even warm yellow-beige, wood stand (2)

Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 29th September 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 252.

Catalogue Note

Exquisitely carved, the present boulder would have inspired its viewers to contemplate nature from within the scholar's studio. Compare two related carvings sold in our London rooms, the first on 14th October 1975, lot 277, the second on 16th June 1999, lot 830. A slightly taller example, carved with a walled town in the distance, was exhibited in Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1983, cat. no. 238. See also a simpler 'landscape' boulder sold at Christie's Paris, 12th December 2018, lot 652.
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