A fine spinach-green jade boulder with cloisonné enamel stand 18th century
Lot 123
A fine spinach-green jade boulder with cloisonné enamel stand
18th century
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,988) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A fine spinach-green jade boulder with cloisonné enamel stand
18th century
The dark green jade carved with a group of three scholars, one leaning on a staff inspecting a scroll decorated with a yinyang symbol unrolled between the other two figures, all beneath overhanging rocks within a pine grove, the plaque fitting into a cloisonné enamel support enamelled with a taotie mask and terminating in dragon-heads, all fixed to a wood stand carved on each side with a bat perched upon thick cloud scrolls. The jade 13.4cm (5¼in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • 十八世紀 碧玉雕人物圖山子連掐絲琺瑯饕餮紋座

    Provenance: an English private collection

    來源:英國私人收藏

    The deep carving in the green jade screen depicts scholars engaged in appreciating painting, one of the 'Four Accomplishments' required of a scholar (the other three are playing the qin, weiqi and calligraphy). This subject matter was popular in painting and also depicted in jade carving. See for example a pair of green jade table screens, Qing Dynasty, from the Qing Court Collection, with similar in-depth carving, showing scholars playing weiqi, practicing calligraphy and engaged in conversation, illustrated by Zheng Xinmiao, ed., Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum - Jade, Qing Dynasty, vol.8, Beijing, 2010, pl.158.
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