A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC 'GUI' TABLET Qianlong mark and of the period

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A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC 'GUI' TABLET
Qianlong mark and of the period

Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium

Asian Works of Art

30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT

New York

A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC 'GUI' TABLET
Qianlong mark and of the period
Made with a straight base and two long parallel sides that meet at a point at the top, one face carved with raised bosses enclosed within a border of C-scrolls and small bosses, the other face incised with two characters in archaic script reading ke gui, the characters repeated in regular script on one side, the other side carved with the six-character mark also in regular script.
5 1/4in (13.5cm) long

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 青白玉雕「殼圭」 《大清乾隆年製》款

    The Qianlong emperor was known for his love of archaism, and the Zhou Li (Rites of Zhou) mentions a type of jade tablet called the ke gui which was described as being carved on one face with a grain pattern, which is how bosses were referred to in ancient China. According to Una Pope-Hennessy in Early Chinese Jades, New York, 1923, p. 46, such tablets were given by the emperor to his bride. This ancient tablet is no doubt the inspiration for the present lot.
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A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC 'GUI' TABLET Qianlong mark and of the period
A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC 'GUI' TABLET Qianlong mark and of the period
A PALE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC 'GUI' TABLET Qianlong mark and of the period
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