A pale green and russet jade cylindrical perfume-holder 18th century
Lot 17*
A pale green and russet jade cylindrical perfume-holder
18th century
Sold for £55,250 (US$ 90,282) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pale green and russet jade cylindrical perfume-holder 18th century A pale green and russet jade cylindrical perfume-holder 18th century
A pale green and russet jade cylindrical perfume-holder
18th century
Delicately carved in crisp relief and openwork with two sages ascending in a mountainous landscape enclosing two stairways leading to pavilions and a waterfall, all surrounded by finely-detailed pine and wutong trees issuing from craggy rocks and swirling clouds, the softly polished semi-translucent stone of a pale green tone with some russet inclusions.
22.4cm (8 7/8in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Spink and Son Ltd., London, 25 June 1985

    Illustrated: Roger Keverne, ed., Jade, London, 1995, p.171, fig.110.

    十八世紀 青玉帶皮雕山水人物圖香筒

    來源: 於1985年6月25日購自倫敦Spink and Son Ltd.

    著錄: Roger Keverne著, Jade, 倫敦, 1995年, 頁171, 圖110.

    Compare a pair of related jade incense holders with figures in a landscape from the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated by Zheng Xinmiao, ed., Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade, 8, Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, pl.202.

    Perfume-holders with similar design and carvings can be found in bamboo pieces of the same period, see a bamboo perfume holder, dated to the 18th century and illustrated in Chinese Bamboo Carving: Part II, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1982, pl.81.

    Compare a slightly larger related celadon jade perfume-holder, but with a spinach jade stopper, sold by Christie's Hong Kong on 30 May 2012, lot 4210.
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