A rare pale green jade finger citron box and cover 18th century
Lot 11*
A rare pale green jade finger citron box and cover
18th century
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 25,000 - 34,000
Auction Details
A rare pale green jade finger citron box and cover 18th century
Lot Details
A rare pale green jade finger citron box and cover
18th century
Well hollowed, the cover crisply carved from an even pale green stone in the form of a finger citron with naturalistic curled tips, enclosing a smaller second citron issuing from a gnarled leafy branch with an endless knot, the box similarly carved.
10.3cm (4in) long (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London, 2 April 2003

    十八世紀 青玉雕佛手式蓋盒

    來源: 於2003年4月2日購自倫敦 Roger Keverne Ltd.

    The finger citron is also known as the 'Buddha's hand' citron, the name deriving from its supposed similarity to the idealised, long and slender, lotus-formed fingers of the Buddha. The term for 'Buddha's hand' 佛手 foshou recalls the terms 福 fu (riches) and 壽 shou (longevity) and so the finger citron has come to represent these wishes. Together with the peach and the pomegranate, it is one of the Three Abundances, and is one of the most enduring motifs in Chinese art.
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