China. Of irregular, upright section, the front carved in high and deep relief and finely incised with a waterfall, a deer perched on the rocks above a dog, two cranes, and a lingzhi, all below a towering pine tree and swirling clouds. The reverse with a willow and water cascading through the rocks. The translucent stone of a deep celadon tone with russet veining and icy inclusions.
Provenance: Faded label from Sydney Moss Ltd, London, United Kingdom, to wood stand. An old English private collection, probably acquired from the above, and thence by descent in the same family. The wood stand with an old paper label, inscribed ‘Pebble carved cranes w. deer amidst plantain type trees. Chien Lung. 66’.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. The stone with natural inclusions and fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. The wood base with few minor chips and small losses.
Weight: 529.5 g (excl. stand)
Dimensions: Height 12.2 cm (excl. stand) and 15.6 cm (incl. stand)
With a finely carved, open worked, and fitted stand dating to the same period. (2)
Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s London, 3 November 2020, lot 62
Price: GBP 10,625 or approx. EUR 13,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A white jade ‘deer’ boulder, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and manner of carving with similar deer and waterfall, as well as the identical size (12.2 cm). Note the white color of the jade “with some areas of russet”.
Auction result comparison:
Auction: Christie’s New York, 14 September 2012, lot 1030
Price: USD 60,000 or approx. EUR 72,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A mottled pale celadon and brown jade mountain, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and manner of carving with similar swirling clouds. Note the larger size (18.5 cm).
來源：木底座來自英國倫敦的Moss Ltd破損標籤；一個英國私人收藏，購於上述藝廊，在同一家族保存至今。標籤上寫著“Pebble carved cranes w. deer amidst plantain type trees. Chien Lung. 66”（雕刻著仙鶴、鹿和樹的山子，乾隆，66）。
重量：529.5 克 (不含底座)
尺寸：高12.2 厘米 (不含底座) 及 15.6 厘米 (含底座)
價格：GBP 10,625（相當於今日EUR 13,000）
專家評論：比較非常相近的外型、相似的鹿和瀑布雕刻風格，以及幾乎相同的尺寸 (12.2 厘米)。請注意玉石的白色調，以及部分留皮。
價格：USD 60,000（相當於今日EUR 72,500）
專家評論：比較相近的外型，以及相似的捲雲雕刻風格。請注意尺寸較大 (18.5 厘米)。
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