3628
3628
AN INSCRIBED TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimation
500 000700 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
3628
AN INSCRIBED TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimation
500 000700 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Important Chinese Art

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AN INSCRIBED TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
well carved as a craggy mountain landscape, the boldly layered rocks superbly rendered with lush vegetation, including pine trees and small lingzhi blooms issuing from the ground, one side incised near the top with a four-character inscription reading wansong diecui ('myriad pines in layers of greenery'), the reverse further decorated a waterfall, the stone of a vibrant bluish-green colour with brown striations
15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Joseph M. Morpugo, Amsterdam, 21st October 1975.
A Dutch private collection, acquired in 1975 and thence by descent.

Description

Compare a similar turquoise mountain in the British Museum, London, illustrated in Jessica Rawson, The British Museum Book of Chinese Art, London, 1992, fig. 18; one from the collection of Mr. Augustus L. Searle, now at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, is published on the Museum’s website, accession no. 32.47.3a,b; another was sold in out London rooms, 4th May 1984, lot 360; and a smaller carving attributed to the Kangxi period, was sold in our New York rooms, 28th to 29th September 1989, lot 410.

Important Chinese Art

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Hong Kong