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PROPERTY FROM THE ZHIJINGZHAI COLLECTION

A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE EAR-CUP
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT
673

PROPERTY FROM THE ZHIJINGZHAI COLLECTION

A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE EAR-CUP
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE EAR-CUP
QING DYNASTY
of archaistic form, the shallow oval-shaped bowl with sturdy sides rising from a short foot, the sides flanked by a pair of elongated 'ear' handles, each handle carved in relief with a taotie mask, the lustrous stone of a warm yellow colour with russet markings to the underside and edge of one handle
14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Another closely related jade ear-cup carved with ‎similar handles, but worked from a celadon jade, was sold in these rooms 6th December 1979, lot 1084. Compare also a yellow jade ear-cup from the Qianlong period, but smaller in size and undecorated, was sold in these rooms, 7th April 2015, lot 3606. Another white jade ear-cup with archaistic decoration in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, incised with a Qianlong four-character seal mark, is illustrated in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch’ing Court, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1997, cat. no. 31, together with a spinach-green jade example, cat. no. 32.

The inspiration of the cup is Han dynasty lacquer ear-cups, such as one in the British Museum, gift of Brooke Sewell, with an inscription noting that it was made for the emperor in AD 4 at the Western Factory workshop in Shunow, Sichuan Province, illustrated by Sir Harry Garner, Chinese Lacquer, London, 1979, p. 43, pl. 13. 

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong