A square jade 'landscape' box and cover Signed Jianghe Shanren
Lot 304
A rare square jade 'landscape' box and cover Ming dynasty, signed Jianghe Shanren
Sold for HK$ 131,250 (US$ 16,921) inc. premium

Lot Details
A square jade 'landscape' box and cover Signed Jianghe Shanren A square jade 'landscape' box and cover Signed Jianghe Shanren
A rare square jade 'landscape' box and cover
Ming dynasty, signed Jianghe Shanren
The base rising from from a short recessed feet, the curved body with straight sides surmounted by a gently domed fitted cover, the surface worked to a scene of a fisherman on a sampan by a small pavilion amongst watery landscape of lush growth and distant mountains, the rims framed by two keyfret borders, the base with four-character zhuanshu seal mark.
6.8cm diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • For a closely related example in terms of form and decoration on the cover, but with 'Zigang' signature at the base, see Yang Boda and Wan-go Weng, The Palace Museum, Peking: Treasures of the Forbidden City, London, 1982, p.263, pl.163.

    明 玉雕山水圖蓋盒 「江河山人」篆書款

    青白玉間有淺褐斑,玉質天然紋理清晰。蓋盒呈方形,蓋、底均向外弧凸,方圈足。蓋面淺浮雕山水圖,空凸雕一圓形「日」字,象徵白天,石塊疊成遠山,一岸上有小亭,一岸上有松樹兩棵,河上有小漁船一瓢,上有人物垂釣,雕工簡潔,構圖謹嚴,山石樹人造型形式化,甚有玩味。蓋盒口沿飾回紋一周,底有「江河山人」篆書款。

    相類似的「子岡」款玉山水圖蓋盒例子,可參北京故宮博物院之藏品,見楊伯達,翁萬戈合著,《古代中國美術品的寶庫.北京故宮博物院藏品選》,倫敦,1982,頁263,圖版163。該盒形式與本拍品相近,蓋上雕刻也較為簡潔,唯上有詩句及盒身四面有花卉雕刻。
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