Magnificent Imperial jades for sale at Bonhams

The Harold E. Stack Collection showcases the finest examples of craftsmanship at the Qianlong court

The Harold E. Stack Collection includes 52 magnificent examples of spinach jade, white jade, Mughal jade and jadeite of Imperial quality with a total estimate of HK$20,000,000 formed by a passionate Seattle connoisseur over several decades. The highlights include an Imperial inscribed spinach jade brushpot, an exquisitely carved Imperial spinach jade table screen and imperial vessels carved by white jades from Khotan. The finest examples within the collection undoubtedly reflect the zenith of craftsmanship and artistic achievement at the Qianlong court, and pay testament to the discerning eye of the collector.

Highlights include:

Lot 208
An inscribed Imperial spinach jade brushpot
Qianlong, Imperially incised inscription and seal mark dated to summer of 1795
17cm diam.
Estimate: HK$3,500,000-5,000,000

Lot 204
A rare and magnificent Imperial spinach green jade 'hunting on horseback' circular plaque
25.8cm diam.
Estimate: HK$2,000,000-3,000,000

Lot 205
A white jade incense burner and cover Qianlong
19.5cm wide.
Estimate: HK$2,000,000-4,000,000

Lot 206
An Imperial inscribed Mughal-style white jade 'chrysanthemum' bowl Qianlong, Imperially incised poem dated to 1790
24cm wide.
Estimate: HK$2,500,000-5,000,000

Lot 203
A white jade 'goose' box and cover
10.9cm long.
Estimate: HK$800,000-1,200,000

Lot 214
A white jade 'marriage' bowl Qianlong
18.6cm high.
Estimate: HK$1,200,000-1,500,000

A white jade square bowl and cover
11.7cm high.
Estimate: HK$600,000-900,000

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Mabel Au-Yeung
+852 9038 8939


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