A fine very pale green jade boulder 18th century
Lot 22*
A fine very pale green jade boulder
18th century
£50,000 - 80,000
US$ 84,000 - 130,000
Auction Details
A fine very pale green jade boulder 18th century
Lot Details
A fine very pale green jade boulder
18th century
The rich and lustrous pale green stone with some attractive staining, formed as a remote mountain pine grove enclosing a lone Bodhidharma seated cross-legged in meditation wrapped in his robe beside a waterfall, the reverse also with pine branches growing from craggy rocks.
17.2cm (6¾in) high

Footnotes

  • 十八世紀 青玉雕達摩圖山子

    Compare a related boulder similarly carved with a meditating Bodhidharma in a grotto from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, dated to the Qianlong period, illustrated in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, pl.39.

    A related pale celadon jade landscape boulder carved with a luohan, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 27 May 2009, lot 1977.
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