A white jade 'travellers amongst landscape' brushpot Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 222
A white jade 'travellers amongst landscape' brushpot Mid Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 620,000 (US$ 79,940) inc. premium

Lot Details
A white jade 'travellers amongst landscape' brushpot
Mid Qing dynasty
Of cylindrical form, supported on four stumped and slightly outward curved ruyi-head feet, the exterior of the surface boldly worked in varying levels of relief with a scene of figures amongst landscape, one side worked with an aged sage depicted walking down the steps and emerging from a cave, the elderly figure holding a walking stick threading slowly towards his younger attendant carrying a qin, the opposite with another old gentleman wearing a large straw hat, together with his attendants each holding a fly whisk and another picking wild lingzhi and collecting them in a basket, all carefully worked in high relief amongst a background of pine trees and rockworks beneath wispy clouds.
12.6cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 清中期 白玉雕溪山行樂圖筆筒

    For a closely related white jade brushpot from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware II, Shanghai, 2008, p.236, pl. 197. The Palace Museum example is slightly smaller than the current example, but shares several stylistic features, including the distinct stump 'ruyi' feet and the same style of composition, in which the figures are worked with high precision in varying levels of relief.
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