A rare jade gilt decorated 'dragon and phoenix' saucer-dish Gilt four-character Qianlong mark and of the period
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A rare gilt-decorated jade 'dragon and phoenix' saucer-dish Gilt Qianlong four-character mark and of the period
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A rare jade gilt decorated 'dragon and phoenix' saucer-dish Gilt four-character Qianlong mark and of the period
Lot Details
A rare gilt-decorated jade 'dragon and phoenix' saucer-dish
Gilt Qianlong four-character mark and of the period
The saucer dish with shallow flaring sides, finely gilt over lacquer with a writhing five-clawed dragon facing a phoenix, all amidst a dense undulating leafy scroll bearing a peony blossom, the undersides similarly decorated in gilt with two phoenix, the base centred with the double square enclosed mark encircled by a large peony blossom sprouting leafy scrolls with two further blossoms.
11.4cm (4½in) diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection.

    Compare two gilt decorated jade bowls, attributed to the 18th century, from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, one of which is illustrated by J.C.S.Lin, The Immortal Stone: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Twentieth Century, London, 2009, p.126. See also a pair of lavender jade tea cups and covers decorated with gold lacquer dragons and clouds, dated as Qing Dynasty, from the collection of H.M. Queen Mary, Buckingham Palace, illustrated in the Royal Academy Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art 1935-6, London, 1935, Catalogue no.2331. For a related gilt decorated bowl, Qianlong mark and period, but carved from bowenite, see Roger Keverne, Summer Exhibition, London, 2010, Catalogue no.95.
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