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AN ARCHAISTIC SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOX AND COVER
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 937,500 HKD
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AN ARCHAISTIC SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOX AND COVER
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 937,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II

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AN ARCHAISTIC SPINACH-GREEN JADE BOX AND COVER
MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
of square section, the cover with straight sides rising to a flat top with a key-fret incised canted border, enclosing a superbly worked and stylised quatrefoil accentuated with scrollwork, key-fret bands and ruyi motifs, each of the straight sides decorated with a taotie mask, the box with a constricted tall plain flange, the centre of the base gilt-incised with a four-character reign mark, the stone of a rich spinach-green colour with faint white veins and dark speckles, wood stand
15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Exquisitely carved with a geometric petal motif inspired by designs from the Qin (221-206 BC) and Han (206 BC-AD 220) dynasties, spinach-green jade boxes of this type and with Qianlong marks and of the period are unusual. Compare a box carved with a related motif but lacking the reign mark, sold at Christie’s London, 3rd November 1969, lot 158, and again in our Paris rooms, 22nd June 2017, lot 5; and a white jade example of circular form, but attributed to the Jiaqing period (1796-1820), sold in our London rooms, 27th June 1974, lot 49.

For the prototype of this design see a quatrefoil jade disc together with a jade tubular cup and a bronze stand, recovered together from the tomb of the King of Nanyue at Xianggangshan, Guangdong province, and illustrated in Peter Y.K. Lam, Jades from the Tomb of the King of Nanyue, Guangzhou, 1991, pls 127-129.

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II

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Hong Kong