A carved jade brushpot Qing dynasty
Lot 8107
A carved jade brushpot Qing dynasty
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£12,000 - 18,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the Dr. Philip M. Hatfield Collection
A carved jade brushpot
Qing dynasty
Of gray-green to yellow hue with isolated icy white inclusions, the sides realistically carved as the curling tendrils of a large Buddha's-hand citrus, with smaller citruses and leafy branches around and supporting the base.
8 1/4in (21cm) height of jade


  • Provenance:
    Purchased Robyn Turner Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999
    Ex-collection of John O'Connell, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    By repute, originally purchased from Manheim's, New Orleans, 1950's

    With their homonymic relationships to the words for fortune and longevity (fu and shou), Buddha's hand citrons (Foshou) were a popular subject matter in all media of the Qing aesthetic. For another example of a carved jade Buddha's Hand citrus see the example offered at Christie's Hong Kong, in their sale of important Chinese jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simon Hartman, November 28th, 2006, lot 1396.
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