A fine pale green jade carving of a luohan in a grotto 17th/18th century
Lot 24*
A fine pale green jade carving of a luohan in a grotto
17th/18th century
Sold for £51,650 (US$ 86,731) inc. premium
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A fine pale green jade carving of a luohan in a grotto 17th/18th century
Lot Details
A fine pale green jade carving of a luohan in a grotto
17th/18th century
The well-polished stone crisply carved in varying levels of relief with a luohan dressed in loose robes seated in a rocky grotto, holding a staff in his right hand with a sutra on his left knee, surrounded by pine and wutong trees finely carved on the side and the reverse, wood stand.
16.1cm (6 1/3in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Rare Art Inc., New York, 15 July 1975

    十七/十八世紀 青玉雕羅漢圖山子

    來源: 於1975年7月15日購自紐約Rare Art Inc.

    Compare a related pale grey-green jade carving of a luohan among rocks, in the British Museum, dated 17th/18th century, illustrated by J.Rawson in Chinese Jade from Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl.29:19, pp.410 and 418. Other examples of jade carvings of luohans in grottos can be seen in the Imperial collection in the Palace Museum, Beijing and the National Palace Museum, Taipei; see Zheng Xinmiao, ed., Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade, 8, Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, pl.108 and The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, pl.43.

    A related pale celadon jade luohan and grotto group was sold at Christie's Hong Kong on 27 May 2009, lot 1977.
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