A large pair of spinach-green jade 'immortals' parfumiers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 碧玉透雕松山獻瑞圖大香筒一對
A large pair of spinach-green jade 'immortals' parfumiers
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
each of tall tubular form, exceptionally carved in openwork and high relief with the immortals holding various auspicious attributes in a vertiginous mountain landscape, the craggy bluffs ascending in diagonal layers creating a sense of verticality and movement, with gnarled wutong and pine trees emerging from rocky outcrops throughout, and fast flowing creeks and waterfalls descending through the rockwork, one outcrop with a tiered pavilion nestled amidst the trees, another with an opening revealing a steep staircase rising to a broad platform centered with a bronze censer atop a four-legged incense stand, all framed within incised keyfret borders (2)
Height 9 ¾ in., 24.7 cm
Both in very good general condition and exceptionally well carved. One with an approx. 0.8cm chip to the rim, an approx. 2cm loss to one of the pine tree branches, scattered small nicks to the rim and sides, and shallow flake chips to the interior of the opening of the base. The other parfumier has only a couple small chips to the interior of the opening of the base, and a few scattered minute nicks elsewhere on the body and rim.
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Collection of Robert B. Woodward (1840-1915).
Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1914 (acc. no. 14.342a-b).
Robert B. Woodward (1840-1915) 收藏
John Getz, The Woodward Collection of Jades and Other Hard Stones, New York, 1913, pl. 100.
John Getz，《The Woodward Collection of Jades and Other Hard Stones》，紐約，1913年，圖版100
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 1969.