AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子
AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子
AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子
AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子
AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子
AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子
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AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD | 清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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AN INSCRIBED PALE CELADON JADE 'LUOHAN' BOULDER

QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

清乾隆 青白玉御題詩羅漢山子


deeply carved to the front with a luohan seated in a meditative position on a ledge within a deep grotto with his shoes placed on a flat rock before him, framed by gnarled tree trunks and jagged rockwork, with a small bridge traversing a rushing stream amidst the rocks, a rock-face towering above incised with an excerpt from a prose by Qianlong describing said luohan, the reverse decorated with trees and further vegetation, the polished stone a pale celadon tone with mottled russet patches

Length 24.5 cm, 9⅝ in.

Condition Report

The pine tree on the right of the reverse possibly has a chip to one stem hidden under the leaves. There is also expected wear to the gilt decoration of the inscription. The actual colour is of a more pale celadon tone than the catalogue illustration.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。山子背面右側松樹一樹幹處或見一小磕,掩與松葉下。御題處鎏金修飾見正常性磨損。實物顏色較圖錄所示更呈青白色調。


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This boulder is boldly carved deep relief with Vanavasin, one of the sixteen luohan. A Buddhist monk, whose name in Sanskrit means ‘rain’, Vanavasin is said to have reached enlightenment under a plantain tree. In the 18th century depictions of luohan, close disciples of the Historical Buddha Shakyamuni, were very popular. Their distinctive iconography, each with exaggerated, almost grotesque features, originated with an influential rendition of each luohan by the famous late Tang (618-907) and Five Dynasties (907-960) monk and painter Guanxiu (823-912), who saw them appear this way in a dream. The Qianlong emperor, who saw these paintings during a tour to southern China, composed eulogies to each luohan.


Two jade boulders similarly carved with a luohan in a grotto, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, were included in the museum’s exhibition Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, cat. nos. 39 and 43; another from the De An Tang collection was included in the exhibition A Romance with Jade. From the De An Tang Collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 33; two were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27th April 2003, lot 33, and 25th April 2004, lot 98; and another was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1st May 1995, lot 801. See also a slightly smaller boulder with Panthaka, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2011, lot 2835.

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