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A PALE CELADON JADE 'LOTUS' INKSTONE
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
81
A PALE CELADON JADE 'LOTUS' INKSTONE
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'LOTUS' INKSTONE
QING DYNASTY
of oval form, carved with a lotus pad spreading across the underside, its furling edges wrapping over the surface to define the border of the grinding plane, a pair of slender leaves in high relief dividing the plane from the small, deep water well at one end, two open lotus blossoms rising along the side of the well, the details naturalistically rendered, the stone a translucent pale celadon with faint icy-white veins
Length 4 1/2  in., 11.5 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 10th May 1988.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 471.

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

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New York