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A RARE WHITE JADE 'LOTUS' EWER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of a slightly flattened form supported on a tall spreading foot, the bulbous central section carved in low relief with a frieze of stylised kui dragons, centred on a bat grasping a beribboned chime, the flared neck similarly decorated with archaistic strapwork, set on one side with a short spout, adorned with a blooming lotus springing from a curled stem suspending a loose ring, opposite a foliate scroll handle in openwork, the incurved rim decorated with two tiers of lotus petals, the stone of a milky-white tone with natural russet and brown inclusions
17.5 cm., 6 7/8 in.
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來源

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19th November 1985, lot 101.

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18th May 1989, lot 769.

展覽

The Jade-Carving Art in The Ch'ing Dynasty, National Museum of History, Taipei, 1990, p. 91.

相關資料

This ewer is remarkable for the fine level of craftsmanship evident in the exquisitely carved details of the vessel, ranging from the low-relief decoration of the body to the ornately modelled handle and ringed spout. Moreover, its unique incurved rim which is finely carved with two rows of lotus petals is an elegant example of the archaistic style that combined innovative decorative elements with archaic forms and motifs.

The form of this ewer is loosely modelled after archaic bronze gong vessels that emerged in the late Shang dynasty (16th century-c.1050 BC). However the stocky form of the original has been elongated and the spout reduced to result in a more refined shape suited to the decorative style of its time. A ewer of similar form and archaistic motifs carved in low relief, but with a cover and a ringed phoenix carved beneath the spout, was sold in these rooms, 27th October 1993, lot 491; and another with a shorter foot and a dragon handle, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1st April 1992, lot 1196, and now in the De An Tang collection, was included in the exhibition A Romance with Jade, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 127.

中國瓷器及工藝品

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