拍品 4
  • 4

清初 青白玉雕福祿如意把件

估價
50,000 - 70,000 HKD
招標截止

描述

  • Jade
  • 6.3 公分,2 1/2 英寸
depicted in the form of a recumbent deer with three legs tucked beneath its body and the left foreleg slightly bent, its head turned backwards, grasping a lingzhi spray in its mouth

拍品資料及來源

Carved from a luminous pale celadon stone, the present piece is notable for its fullness of form and sense of vitality created by the recumbent position with one leg tucked under and the other forward, as though the deer is ready to leap up at any moment. The turned head accentuates the impression of movement while cleverly adapting the composition of the carving to the shape of the pebble in order to prevent unnecessary wastage of the precious stone.

Related carvings include one sold in our London rooms, 15th December 1987, lot 24; and a similar carving illustrated in James C.Y. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989. pl. 56. For an earlier example see one attributed to the Song dynasty sold in our London rooms, 16th June 1999, lot 757; and another attributed to the Song to Yuan dynasties, from the collection of Victor Shaw, included in the exhibition Chinese Jades from Han to Ch’ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1980, cat. no. 44.
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