View full screen - View 1 of Lot 3503. A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740 |  清乾隆 御製白玉嵌北京銅胎畫琺瑯燭臺 《乾隆年製》及《玉燭長調》款 據錄奉乾隆四年(1739年)御旨製成於五年(1740年).
3503

A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740 | 清乾隆 御製白玉嵌北京銅胎畫琺瑯燭臺 《乾隆年製》及《玉燭長調》款 據錄奉乾隆四年(1739年)御旨製成於五年(1740年)

A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740 | 清乾隆 御製白玉嵌北京銅胎畫琺瑯燭臺 《乾隆年製》及《玉燭長調》款 據錄奉乾隆四年(1739年)御旨製成於五年(1740年)

A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick, Seal mark and period of Qianlong, Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740 | 清乾隆 御製白玉嵌北京銅胎畫琺瑯燭臺 《乾隆年製》及《玉燭長調》款 據錄奉乾隆四年(1739年)御旨製成於五年(1740年)

A rare documented imperial gilt bronze-decorated white jade candlestick,

Seal mark and period of Qianlong,

Recorded to have been commissioned in 1739 and completed in 1740

清乾隆 御製白玉嵌北京銅胎畫琺瑯燭臺

《乾隆年製》及《玉燭長調》款

據錄奉乾隆四年(1739年)御旨製成於五年(1740年)


the base skilfully worked from an even white stone and rendered in the form of a ferocious mythical beast with a bifurcated tail, its back surmounted by a gilt-bronze column cast with swirling clouds and a six-petalled translucent white jade drip tray mottled with grey specks, the high domed centre supporting a gilt-bronze cap and an exquisite Beijing enamel baluster vase delicately painted with nine bats amid auspicious five-coloured clouds (wuse yun) against a yellow ground, all below a small six-petalled white jade candle tray set with a gilt-bronze pricket, incised to one side of the drip tray with a four-character seal mark and to the opposite side with yuzhu changtiao ('the jade candlestick of eternal harmony') in seal script


h. 23 cm

The candlestick is in good overall condition. There is a minor fissure line (approx. 1cm) to the rim of the drip tray, possibly developed from the natural flaw of the stone. The joint between the animal and the gilt-bronze column is possibly reinforced as can be expected. Occasional minor flakes (largest approx. 0.3cm) and bruising to the extremities of the jade carvings. The stones with natural inclusions.


整體品相良好。燭盤口沿一處約1公分細綹,應是自然石紋演變而來。鎏金柱與玉獸連接處經加固。玉雕邊沿偶見撞/磕痕,最大處約0.3公分。玉石見自然紋理。


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Sotheby's New York, 22nd March 1995, lot 22.


紐約蘇富比1995年3月22日,編號22