A pale green jade reticulated finial Ming Dynasty (2)

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A pale green jade reticulated finial
Ming Dynasty

HK$ 180,000 - 240,000
US$ 23,000 - 31,000
A pale green jade reticulated finial
Ming Dynasty
The elongated domed ornament intricately carved with eight cranes and a goose amidst a dense network of foliage and lotus blooms, supported on an oval flat base, the underside with four pairs of pierced holes for attachment, the stone of a greenish-white tone, wood stand.
10.3cm (4 1/16in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 明 青白玉雕荷葉鷺鷥爐頂

    Provenance:
    An important French private collection
    Marchant, London

    Exhibited, Published and Illustrated:
    Marchant, 90th Anniversary Exhibition: Ninety Jades for 90 Years, London, 2015, no.18

    來源:
    重要法國私人舊藏
    倫敦Marchant

    展覽、出版及著錄:
    Marchant,《玉器九十,90週年特展》,倫敦,2015年,編號18

    Compare with a related white jade reticulated 'lotus and crane' finial, Yuan dynasty, illustrated in the Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade 5, Tang, Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties, Beijing, 2010, no.282; and see an excavated example of a jade reticulated finial, illustrated by G.Fang, in The Complete Collection of Jades Unearthed in China, Vol.8, Zhejiang, Beijing, 2005, p.224.

    A related example of a reticulated jade 'lotus and crane' finial, Ming dynasty, was sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 24 November 2013, lot 265.

    青白玉質,主刀鏤空,輔以圓雕陰刻,玉料先掏膛中空,再拉絲鑽孔鏤雕荷塘鷺鷥,荷葉連連,錯綜複雜,內外四層之多,俯仰上下九隻鷺鷥穿梭期間,各有動態,無有重複,玉件底部穿四孔,為固定之用。

    荷塘鷺鷥爐頂自宋金流傳到元明,無有斷絕,可參考一件元代白玉荷葉鷺鷥爐頂,可見本件與之關係密切,見《故宮博物院藏品大系玉器篇5》,北京,2011年,編號282,頁245。又有一件出土於上海的元代玉爐鼎,亦雕荷葉鷺鷥,見古方編,《中國出土玉器全集8·浙江卷》,北京,2005年,頁224。香港邦瀚斯2013年11月24日售出一件明代鏤空荷塘鷺鷥玉爐頂,雕工更似之,拍品編號265。
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A pale green jade reticulated finial Ming Dynasty (2)
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