A pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers Qianlong
Lot 321
A rare pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 475,000 (US$ 61,187) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers Qianlong A pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers Qianlong A pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers Qianlong A pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers Qianlong
A rare pale greenish-white jade parfumier with green jade covers
Qianlong
The cylindrical body finely worked in reticulation with a continuous landscape scene featuring three sages strolling amongst pavilion, pine trees and rockwork, one of the old man adorned in long flowing robes holding a peach, the other depicted carrying a basket of wild herbs, one hand holding a walking stick and the other a stem of lingzhi, the third with a peach in his right hand and a long leafy stem issuing a finger citron, all framed within thick circular ends with pierced shou characters encircled by two bats in flight amidst clouds and bordered by keyfret scrolls, the stone of pale green with russet tones, the ends of dark green hue.
21.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance來源:
    An old Canadian collection
    Christie's New York, 29 November 1990, lot 326

    Jade parfumiers creates in the Qianlong era are preserved in a number of museum and private collections, but it is rare to find a white jade parfumier with the covers worked from spinach jade. For similar examples of jade parfumiers preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see a pair of reticulated jade parfumiers, decorated with an intricate landscape in openwork with overlapping layers of rocks, illustrated in Yang Boda, Colections of Chinese Jade, Hebei, 1991, p.556, pl.84. See also an example illustrated by Knight, Li and Bartholomew, Chinese Jades: Ming Dynasty to Early Twentieth Century From the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 2007, p.307, pl.353. For an example sold at auction, a reticulated celadon jade parfumier with spinach jade stopper and similar workmanship, see Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, lot 4210.

    清乾隆 青白玉透雕山水樓閣人物香筒

    青白玉質,溫潤細膩,圓通形身,香筒由整塊玉材料雕琢而成。器身外壁以透雕、浮雕以及圓雕技法雕山水人物,山崖峭峻,重巒疊嶂,蒼松翠柏,亭台軒宇,古樹蒼天,三位老者一手捧壽桃,一右手挑擔,左手持靈芝,一肩扛佛手柑,信步山水之間,一幅仙界景象。香筒配碧玉底與蓋,底蓋均刻迴紋一周,蓋頂透雕壽字,並飾以蝙蝠靈芝,可以溢香。

    香筒即為香薰,亦作香籠,是即實用而又具有觀賞性的文房用品。此器雕工精細,層次突出,碧玉圓蓋與器身子母口相接,而工匠在打磨時故意將口沿打磨成不規則圓形,只要輕輕扭動,就可防止蓋從器身脫落,此為清代玉雕香筒一大特點,而碧玉底與器身所作螺栓及螺母設計在同類器物中則極為罕見。清宮廷中亦見類似器物,例如北京故宮博物院藏一對玉鏤雕山水人物香筒,見楊伯達主編,《中國玉器全集》,河北美術出版社,1991年,頁556,圖版84;另見三藩市亞洲藝術博物館藏一對十九世紀青白玉透雕香筒,其蓋與底部採用碧玉的設計與本香筒類似,Knight, Li & Bartholomew,《Chinese Jades: Ming Dynasty to Early Twentieth Century From the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco》,三藩市,2007年,頁307,圖版353。香港蘇富比亦出現過一件玉雕香筒,其雕刻主題及工藝與本香筒基本一致,見2012年5月30日,拍品編號4210。
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