Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 100
 

100

A WHITE JADE ‘FROG ON LOTUS LEAF’ DOUBLE BRUSH WASHER, BIXI, QIANLONG
乾隆時期白玉青蛙荷葉筆洗

China, 1736-1795. The shallow washer is carved in the shape of two open-form lotus leaves borne on leafy stalks, a small frog perched on the larger leaf and a slowly opening lotus bud between the two leaves. The translucent stone is of an even white tone with scattered icy and dark gray inclusions.

Provenance: From a noted French private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, nicks and natural fissures, some of which have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 158.3 g (the jade only), 297 g (total with stand)
Dimensions: Length 12.3 cm

With a matching zitan stand from the same period, abundantly carved in openwork with lotus leaves and buds as well as a neatly inlaid silver key-fret band. (2)

Expert’s note: While lotus-form washers with frogs are a quite well-known design, this variation with two leaves serving as ‘double washer’ appears to be quite rare. Furthermore, finding a complete ensemble still retaining its en suite base dating from the same period, as elaborately carved as in the present lot, is a remarkable exception.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related white jade, also carved as a double washer with two lotus leaves, dated to the Qianlong period, of larger size (21 cm), at Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 6 November 2012, lot 27, sold for GBP 46,850.

乾隆時期白玉青蛙荷葉筆洗
中國,1736-1795年。筆洗成兩片荷葉的形狀,邊緣翻捲,一隻小青蛙棲息在較大的葉子上,兩片葉子之間有一個似乎在慢慢開放的荷花蕾,生動活潑。半透明的玉料呈均勻的白色,有自然的内沁。

來源:法國知名私人收藏。
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損、刻痕和自然脈理,隨著時間的推移,其中一些已經發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:158.3 克(不含底座),297 克(含底座)
尺寸:長 12.3 厘米

來自同期的紫檀底座,鏤空雕刻,可見荷花、荷葉和花蕾,以及雷紋飾帶。

專家注釋:雖然青蛙荷葉筆洗的設計非常常見,但這樣有兩片葉子的似乎并不常見。此外,找到一個保存完整并且精美雕刻的同期底座也是一個例外。

拍賣結果比較:比較一件乾隆時期雙荷葉白玉筆洗,尺寸更大 (21 厘米),見紐約佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2012年11月 6日lot 27, 售價GBP 46,850

Sold for €5,056

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 1736-1795. The shallow washer is carved in the shape of two open-form lotus leaves borne on leafy stalks, a small frog perched on the larger leaf and a slowly opening lotus bud between the two leaves. The translucent stone is of an even white tone with scattered icy and dark gray inclusions.

Provenance: From a noted French private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, nicks and natural fissures, some of which have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 158.3 g (the jade only), 297 g (total with stand)
Dimensions: Length 12.3 cm

With a matching zitan stand from the same period, abundantly carved in openwork with lotus leaves and buds as well as a neatly inlaid silver key-fret band. (2)

Expert’s note: While lotus-form washers with frogs are a quite well-known design, this variation with two leaves serving as ‘double washer’ appears to be quite rare. Furthermore, finding a complete ensemble still retaining its en suite base dating from the same period, as elaborately carved as in the present lot, is a remarkable exception.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related white jade, also carved as a double washer with two lotus leaves, dated to the Qianlong period, of larger size (21 cm), at Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 6 November 2012, lot 27, sold for GBP 46,850.

乾隆時期白玉青蛙荷葉筆洗
中國,1736-1795年。筆洗成兩片荷葉的形狀,邊緣翻捲,一隻小青蛙棲息在較大的葉子上,兩片葉子之間有一個似乎在慢慢開放的荷花蕾,生動活潑。半透明的玉料呈均勻的白色,有自然的内沁。

來源:法國知名私人收藏。
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損、刻痕和自然脈理,隨著時間的推移,其中一些已經發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:158.3 克(不含底座),297 克(含底座)
尺寸:長 12.3 厘米

來自同期的紫檀底座,鏤空雕刻,可見荷花、荷葉和花蕾,以及雷紋飾帶。

專家注釋:雖然青蛙荷葉筆洗的設計非常常見,但這樣有兩片葉子的似乎并不常見。此外,找到一個保存完整并且精美雕刻的同期底座也是一個例外。

拍賣結果比較:比較一件乾隆時期雙荷葉白玉筆洗,尺寸更大 (21 厘米),見紐約佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2012年11月 6日lot 27, 售價GBP 46,850

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