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A PALE CELADON JADE ‘PHOENIX’ EWER AND COVER, QING DYNASTY
清代青白玉鳳凰開光蓋壺

China, 18th-19th century. The stone of pale celadon tone with distinct russet veining. The pear-shaped ewer finely carved on each side with a relief roundel enclosing a gnarled leafy branch bearing fruit and flowers beside craggy rockwork and lingzhi fungus, the spout issuing from a dragon’s mouth.

Provenance: Australian private collection. Acquired by the collector’s father in the 1990s from a British gentleman who relocated to Western Australia in the 1960s.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear.

Weight: 845.4 g
Dimensions: Height 18.5 cm

The handle in the form of a phoenix with furcated tail suspending a loose ring. Note the neatly incised key-fret bands to the foot, mouth, and cover rim. A number of 18th century jade ewers are carved with dragon and phoenix spouts and handles. The graceful curve of the bodies and the extra embellishment of feathers and long limbs lend interesting shapes and nuances to an otherwise ordinary form.

Literature comparison: Two comparable covered ewers are in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, vol. 6, pls. 2 and 3.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related white jade ewer and cover at Christie’s Hong Kong in Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman on 28 November 2006, lot 1409, sold for HKD 3,704,000.

清代青白玉鳳凰開光蓋壺
中國,十八至十九世紀。青白玉有明顯的赤褐色脈紋。壺身扁而高聳,盖呈椭圆形,盖顶隆起,盖面中央设台状捉手,四周无纹。蓋唇與器身凸唇邊飾迴紋一周。瓶身有精美的開光花卉紋,枝葉上長滿了鮮花,四周是假山和靈芝。執柄処雕刻成鳳凰。玉材青白而均勻,玉質細潤如脂,紋飾佈局層次多變而富有裝飾性,其造型工整渾穆。

來源:澳大利亞私人收藏。藏家父親于1990年代從一位搬去澳大利亞西部的英國紳士処購得。
品相:狀況極好,只有輕微磨損

重量:845.4 克
尺寸:高 18.5 厘米

鳳凰形執柄,鳳尾分開,底部懸掛著玉環。 注意蓋唇與器身凸唇邊以及圈足飾迴紋一周。許多18世紀的玉壺都在壺嘴和執柄処雕刻龍和鳳。 優美的曲線以及羽毛和長肢的額外修飾與其他通常的形式相比更加有趣也有著細微差別。

文獻比較: 北京故宮博物院也有兩件玉雕蓋壺,見《中國玉器全集》,第6冊,圖 2 與 3。

拍賣結果比較:一件相近的白玉蓋壺售于香港佳士得Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman 拍場,2006年11月28日,lot 1409, 售價HKD 3,704,000。

Sold for €15,860

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 18th-19th century. The stone of pale celadon tone with distinct russet veining. The pear-shaped ewer finely carved on each side with a relief roundel enclosing a gnarled leafy branch bearing fruit and flowers beside craggy rockwork and lingzhi fungus, the spout issuing from a dragon’s mouth.

Provenance: Australian private collection. Acquired by the collector’s father in the 1990s from a British gentleman who relocated to Western Australia in the 1960s.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear.

Weight: 845.4 g
Dimensions: Height 18.5 cm

The handle in the form of a phoenix with furcated tail suspending a loose ring. Note the neatly incised key-fret bands to the foot, mouth, and cover rim. A number of 18th century jade ewers are carved with dragon and phoenix spouts and handles. The graceful curve of the bodies and the extra embellishment of feathers and long limbs lend interesting shapes and nuances to an otherwise ordinary form.

Literature comparison: Two comparable covered ewers are in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, vol. 6, pls. 2 and 3.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related white jade ewer and cover at Christie’s Hong Kong in Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman on 28 November 2006, lot 1409, sold for HKD 3,704,000.

清代青白玉鳳凰開光蓋壺
中國,十八至十九世紀。青白玉有明顯的赤褐色脈紋。壺身扁而高聳,盖呈椭圆形,盖顶隆起,盖面中央设台状捉手,四周无纹。蓋唇與器身凸唇邊飾迴紋一周。瓶身有精美的開光花卉紋,枝葉上長滿了鮮花,四周是假山和靈芝。執柄処雕刻成鳳凰。玉材青白而均勻,玉質細潤如脂,紋飾佈局層次多變而富有裝飾性,其造型工整渾穆。

來源:澳大利亞私人收藏。藏家父親于1990年代從一位搬去澳大利亞西部的英國紳士処購得。
品相:狀況極好,只有輕微磨損

重量:845.4 克
尺寸:高 18.5 厘米

鳳凰形執柄,鳳尾分開,底部懸掛著玉環。 注意蓋唇與器身凸唇邊以及圈足飾迴紋一周。許多18世紀的玉壺都在壺嘴和執柄処雕刻龍和鳳。 優美的曲線以及羽毛和長肢的額外修飾與其他通常的形式相比更加有趣也有著細微差別。

文獻比較: 北京故宮博物院也有兩件玉雕蓋壺,見《中國玉器全集》,第6冊,圖 2 與 3。

拍賣結果比較:一件相近的白玉蓋壺售于香港佳士得Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman 拍場,2006年11月28日,lot 1409, 售價HKD 3,704,000。

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