2166
2166

PROPERTY OF ANOTHER GENTLEMAN

A JADE AND JICHIMU HATSTAND WITH IMPERIAL POEMS
QING DYNASTY
Estimation
400 000600 000
Lot. Vendu 1,580,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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2166

PROPERTY OF ANOTHER GENTLEMAN

A JADE AND JICHIMU HATSTAND WITH IMPERIAL POEMS
QING DYNASTY
Estimation
400 000600 000
Lot. Vendu 1,580,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A JADE AND JICHIMU HATSTAND WITH IMPERIAL POEMS
QING DYNASTY
finely carved with a domed hat rest with a pair of ferocious dragons in relief on a ground of swirling clouds, circling a central medallion with the characters Qianlong yuyong ('For the Imperial Use of the Qianlong Emperor'), raised on a slender jichimu shaft incised with two Imperial poems picked-out with gold, followed by the date dingwei year of the Qianlong reign, all supported on a thick circular jade base further decorated with dragons and clouds, the stone of greyish celadon tone with natural veining
30 cm., 11 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 3rd June 1987, lot 292.

Description

See a pair of similar jade hatstands of this design and proportions, but with silver-inlaid inscription and a jade inlaid wood base, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Palace Museum Collection of Elite Carvings, Beijing, 2002, pl. 85, and photographed in situ in the Sanxi Tang Room of Three Rarities in the Forbidden City, published in the exhibition catalogue Imperial China. The Living Past, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1992, p. 107; and another example in the British Museum, London, included in the Oriental Ceramics Society exhibition Chinese Jade throughout the Ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1975, cat. no. 463. For a hatstand of this form attributed to the Qing Dynasty, but with a plain hardwood shaft and base, see one published in Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 51, and sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27th November 2007, lot 1536.

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