18 octobre 2010

A fine and rare khotan-green jade bowl with an imperial poem. Carved Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong, dated to the wuyin year

A fine and rare khotan-green jade bowl with an imperial poem. Carved Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong, dated to the wuyin year (1758). photo courtesy Sotheby's supported on a straight foot curving to a rounded body with an everted lip, incised on the exterior with an Imperial poem Yong Yu Chawan ('In Praise of a Jade Tea Bowl'), dated to the wuyin year of the Qianlong reign corresponding to 1758, followed by two seals, all between two keyfret borders with taotie masks, the base incised with a six-character reign mark, the... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2009

Four green jade from Sotheby's. Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection - Qianlong

A celadon green jade vase with elephant handles. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period.  photo Sotheby's the translucent bluish-green jade vase of compressed zun form with a bulbous body rising to a wide flared foliate mouth, the body divided into vertical lobes with barbed edges extending sections from the splayed foot to the mouth, the neck flanked by a pair of finely carved elephant-head handles securing loose-ring handles, the stone with russet veining and a few russet patches, (fitted box) - 18.2 cm., 7 1/8 in. - Est.... [Lire la suite]