An archaistic green jade rectangular incense burner, fang ding 17th/18th century
Lot 102
An archaistic green jade rectangular incense burner, fang ding
17th/18th century
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 43,032) inc. premium

Lot Details
An archaistic green jade rectangular incense burner, fang ding 17th/18th century
An archaistic green jade rectangular incense burner, fang ding
17th/18th century
The stone with some darker inclusions and shaped as an archaistic fang ding vessel embellished with a taotie mask on each side between columns of flanges beneath two loop handles at the lipped rim incised with leiwen scroll, the separately formed slender legs each carved with an archaistic bird's head above a line of leiwen and C-scrolls, fixed wood stand. 22.3cm (8¾in) high

Footnotes

  • 十七/十八世紀 青玉雕饕餮紋出戟方鼎式爐

    Provenance: Collection de Madame S., sold at Hotel Drouot, Paris, 20 November 1958, lot 3
    A European private collection, no.PD 188.

    來源: 巴黎德魯奧Collection de Madame S.,1958年11月20日,拍品編號3
    歐洲私人收藏,編號PD 188

    The present fang ding is carved after an archaic bronze prototype. Compare a related green jade fang ding, Qianlong mark and period, from the Qing Court Collection, illustrated by Zheng Xinmiao, ed., Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum - Jade, Qing Dynasty, vol.10, Beijing, 2010, pl.64; and for a yellow jade fang ding and cover, Qing Dynasty, from the National Palace museum, Taipei, see Chang Li-tuan, The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, pl.2, where it is noted that the Qianlong Emperor proposed to 'restore ancient ways', suggesting the jade carvers turn to antiquity for models, enabling to imbue their designs with simplicity and honesty, achieving refinement and elegance. The 'ancient ways' referred to the intrinsic values of sincerity, simplicity, and happy exuberance (see Chang Li-tuan, ibid. p.49.
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