An inscribed spinach jade 'Xianglu Feng' brushpot
Qianlong, incised inscription dated to summer of 1795
The massively constructed vessel of broad cylindrical form, supported on five shallow bracket foot, superbly worked on the exterior in varying levels of relief with a continuous mountainscape scene featuring two deer and a pavilion overlooking a lake, the doe portrayed in a recumbent position with its head turned looking backwards, the stag depicted roaming freely at the side with its head turned right, the rocky pass progressing through lush maple trees and textured rock formations framed by banisters, leading towards a raised structure at the cliff edge with a two-tiered pavilion at the epicentre and overlooking a magnificent waterfall, the mouthrim worked in the form of wispy clouds with a series of incised kaishu inscriptions and a seal mark, an additional four-character incised kaishu inscription incised above the roofed shelter, the stone of a rich and attractive dark green colour, wood stand.
17cm diam. (2).