An outstanding imperial inscribed Khotan white jade 'landscape' boulder Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the poem dated to the Spring of the gengxu year, corresponding to 1790 | 清乾隆 御製「題和闐玉山水圖」山子 《乾隆庚戌春御題》款 「古香」、「太璞」印
Property from the De An Tang Collection 德安堂藏玉
Property from the De An Tang Collection
An outstanding imperial inscribed Khotan white jade 'landscape' boulder
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, the poem dated to the Spring of the gengxu year, corresponding to 1790
清乾隆 御製「題和闐玉山水圖」山子 《乾隆庚戌春御題》款
the elongated irregular boulder exquisitely and deeply carved in high relief as a craggy mountainous riverscape, depicting a walled village of thatched cottages and pavilions nestled amidst pine and wutong trees, with a woman weaving in a cottage, and an elderly crossing a bridge with a boy, all surrounded by intricately layered rocks with numerous crevices and streams flowing in the foreground, incised and gilded on the top with an imperial poem, followed by Qianlong gengxu chun yuti (imperial composition by the Qianlong Emperor in the Spring of the 55th year, 1790) and two seals reading guxiang ('fragrance of antiquity') and taipu ('great gem') respectively, the reverse with a continuous scene of the landscape with a boy riding a buffalo towards a pavilion next to a gnarled pine tree, the semi-translucent stone of an even white tone accentuated with attractive warm russet inclusions, wood stand
The boulder is in excellent condition with just typical insignificant nibbles to the fragile extremities. As visible in the catalogue photo, there is a shallow approx. 1.7 cm chip to a pine cluster on the reverse.
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A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 47.