An archaistic white jade ewer and cover Qianlong
Lot 229
An archaistic white jade ewer and cover Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 860,000 (US$ 110,967) inc. premium
Lot Details
An archaistic white jade ewer and cover
Qianlong
The brilliant white stone intricately worked in the form of a ewer, rising from a hollowed and slightly splayed feet with a band of keyfret scrolls, the body of compressed globular form with flattened sides, each side intricately worked with two friezes bordered by further keyfret scrolls in concentric circles decorated with various archaistic motifs, flanked by a similarly decorated spout and a C-shaped handle in the form of the head of an elephant with the trunk as the handle, surmounted by a lipped rim and a domed cover with rounded knop.
13.9cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 白玉仿古夔紋執壺

    The exceptional quality of the stone and workmanship on this vessel encapsulates the reverence for antiquity in the Qianlong period. For another closely related jade ewer and cover preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji - 6 - Qing, Hebei, 1991, p. 4, no. 47 (fig.1). The shape of the ewer follows that of an ancient ritual bronze he vessel, such as the vessel excavated in Shanxi province in 1963, and illustrated in Zhongguo Qingtongqi Quanji, Vol. 1, Beijing, 1996, p.111, no. 1167.

    北京故宮博物院舊藏白玉仿古銴盉,與本拍品在型製及紋飾上如出一轍,見《中國玉器全集·卷六·清》,河北,1991年,頁4,圖版47(fig.1)。此壺模仿青銅盉形制而製,見1963年陝西出土一件青銅盉,《中國青銅器全集》,卷1,北京,1996,頁111,圖版1167。
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