A rare white jade 'lion hunt' boulder 19th/20th century
Lot 25*
A rare white jade 'lion hunt' boulder
19th/20th century
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 58,416) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare white jade 'lion hunt' boulder 19th/20th century A rare white jade 'lion hunt' boulder 19th/20th century
A rare white jade 'lion hunt' boulder
19th/20th century
The large white stone superbly carved with three hunters running across the scene in pursuit of two lions and a tiger placed around the figures whilst a distant sage looks on, the tiger crouching on the mountain peak ready to pounce on a deer, one lion turned to confront the hunters while wading through a foaming river and another at one side looking towards the carving on the reverse of the stone with a mounted hunter twisting from the saddle to aim his weapon at another deer whilst a third lion runs away, all in a vigorously hollowed rugged mountain landscape of rocks and pine, carved wood stand.
19.5cm (7 5/8in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Rare Art Inc., New York, 10 October 1978

    十九/二十世紀 白玉雕狩獵圖山子

    來源:於1978年10月10日購自紐約 Rare Art Inc.

    For examples carved with hunting scenes see the examples in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, a boulder dated to the Qing Dynasty, illustrated in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, pl.52; and in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, a boulder dated to the 18th century, illustrated by R.Lefebvre d'Argencé in Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1977, pl.LXV.
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