3108
3108
A PALE-CELADON JADE 'GUANYIN IN A GROTTO' BOULDER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
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3108
A PALE-CELADON JADE 'GUANYIN IN A GROTTO' BOULDER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimation
500 000700 000
Lot. Vendu 1,480,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A PALE-CELADON JADE 'GUANYIN IN A GROTTO' BOULDER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
finely carved with Guanyin seated in lalitasana on a rocky promontory within a mountainous cave near a censer emitting volutes of smoke, dressed in long flowing robes and holding a rosary in her right hand, her head gently bowing forward acknowledging the praise of a reverent follower joining his hands in prayers at the base of the cave, his scarf billowing around his shoulders, the reverse detailed with a torrent cascading through the cliffs below shoots of bamboo emerging from a rocky ledge, the stone of pale celadon and milky-white tones streaked with some russet veins and finished with a smooth polish, carved wood stand
15.9 cm. 6 1/4  in.
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Description

This carving is notable for the sense of depth that is evoked through the layers of deep undercutting to depict a rocky and mysterious grotto. The craftsman has cleverly taken advantage of the natural russet inclusions to add texture to the outermost layer of the grotto, which also serves to frame the central scene.

It is more common to find grotto scenes of luohan; compare a carving included in the exhibition A Romance with Jade from the De An Tang Collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 61; and one from the Art Institute of Chicago, sold in our New York rooms, 9th/10th October 1987, lot 206.

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