A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE
18th/19th century

Sold for US$ 62,575 inc. premium
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE
18th/19th century
Of flattened double-gourd form with an integral cover surmounted by a small double-gourd finial rising from the center of an open blossom, flanked by openwork marigold sprig-form handles suspending loose rings, each side carved in low-relief with four of the 'Eight Auspicious Emblems' with high-relief carvings of two bats and two pots of narcissus encircling the waist, all supported on a splayed foot ring, the pale translucent stone with some cloudy-white inclusions and lustrous polish.
11 1/4in (28.6cm) high

Footnotes

  • 十八/十九世紀 青白玉雕八吉祥紋葫蘆式瓶

    Provenance
    Ellanore Baxter Judd (1905-1986) and Dr. John Hewitt Judd (1899-1986),
    Omaha, Nebraska, by descent

    來源
    內布拉斯加州 Judd 醫師珍藏,後由家族後人繼承收藏

    This vase is filled with auspicious symbolism. The word for double-gourd in Chinese hulu, sounds like fulu (blessings and emoluments) and because dried double-gourds were believed to have been used by immortals to hold pills bestowing immortality, they also came to represent longevity. The Chinese name for marigolds is wanshou ju, which literally means 'ten thousand longevity chrysanthemum', while the name for bats are a homophone for the the word 'blessing'. The narcissus are called shuixian, xian being the word for immortal and when combined with other longevity emblems form a rebus meaning 'may the immortals grant you longevity. In Buddhism, the Eight Auspicious Emblems represent the offerings made by the gods to Buddha immediately after he gained enlightenment and represent good fortune.
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A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
A PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' VASE 18th/19th century
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