3667
3667
A LARGE JADEITE FIGURE OF AN IMMORTAL
LATE QING DYNASTY
Estimate
1,200,0001,800,000
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3667
A LARGE JADEITE FIGURE OF AN IMMORTAL
LATE QING DYNASTY
Estimate
1,200,0001,800,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A LARGE JADEITE FIGURE OF AN IMMORTAL
LATE QING DYNASTY
the female deity depicted standing, her arms raised holding a leafy sprig of lingzhi, clad in long billowing robes and draped over with a celestial scarf, her face with a serene expression below hair piled up in an elaborate chignon, the figure slightly turned to her left towards a horse standing beside, the animal issuing from its mouth a stream of vaporous clouds rising up to the figure's shoulder supporting a yinyang symbol, the variegated stone of apple-green, emerald and caramel-russet tones cleverly incorporated into the design
30.2 cm, 11 7/8  in.
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Provenance

An Asian private collection.
Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2013, lot 2196.

Catalogue Note

It is rare to find a jadeite figure of such large proportions and fine stone quality. The natural variegation of the colours in the stone has been skilfully utilised to render different areas of the design, including the rich reddish-brown lingzhi head, and the brilliant apple-green clouds. Similarly carved figures include a figure of Guanyin, illustrated in Stanley Charles Nott, Voices from the Flowery Kingdom, New York, 1947, pl. LXXIV; and another sold in these rooms, 29th October 2001, lot 719, and sold again at Christie’s New York, 24th/25th March 2011, lot 1515. Compare also a figure of Magu holding a jia wine vessel, in the National Museum of History, Taipei, illustrated in The Jade Carving of the Ch’ing Dynasty, Taipei, 1990, pp. 108-109.  

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