A large celadon jade 'double gourd' brush washer 17th-18th century | 十七至十八世紀 青白玉葫蘆洗
Property from an important European private collection
A large celadon jade 'double gourd' brush washer
naturalistically carved in the form of a large double gourd entangled in gnarled branches issuing large serrated leaves and entwining tendrils, detailed with two attendant smaller gourds to the underside, the stone of celadon colour with some russet patches, wood stand
20 cm, 7 7/8 in.
Importante collection particulière européenne
Large rince-pinceaux en jade céladon en forme de double gourde feuillagée, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle
The washer is overall in very good condition with extremely good carving. There are some expected tiny nibbles and typical insignificant nicks along the edges. Overall the piece is very impressive. The wood stand is in good condition.
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Acquired in Hong Kong from the Nanking Jade Store.
C.H. Chiang, 18th March 1956 (HK$1,100).
購於香港 Nanking Jade Store
C.H. Chiang，1956年3月18日 (港幣1,100)
Compare a pale celadon jade double gourd washer from the Collection of Count Primor Alsocernantoni, Louis Von Cseh of New York, and with Spink & Son, London, sold Christie's, London, 16 July 1963, lot 20, and more recently 10th May 2011, lot 28. See also a double gourd washer of comparable size from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, vol. 4, fig. 204.
比較紐約Louis Von Cseh Count Primor Alsocernantoni、Spink & Son倫敦收藏一例，售於倫敦佳士得1963 年7 月16 日，編號20，後易手於2011 年5 月10 日，編號28。另比一例，尺寸與本品相近，清宮舊藏，現存於北京故宮博物院，圖載《中國玉器全集》，卷 4，圖 204。