Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

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

 
  Lot 107
 

107

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE RUYI SCEPTER WITH MATCHING ‘SANDUO’ STAND, QING DYNASTY
清代碧玉靈芝如意,三多底座

China, 1644-1912. Well carved and openworked in the form of a lingzhi fungus with a bat perched on the head. The long, gently curved stem wrapped in reticulated and undercut leafy bamboo stalks, the lower end with smaller lingzhi shoots. The translucent stone is of a rich, dark green tone with icy and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Roger Keverne served as the Chairman of Asian Art in London and as the President of BADA. He began his 50-year career with Spink & Son, rising to head the Asian department by the age of only 28. He left Spink in 1992 to start his own gallery together with Miranda Clarke, his wife and business partner, in Mayfair, London, which eventually closed its doors in June 2020.
Condition: Excellent condition with old wear, minor traces of use and few minuscule nicks. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. The hardwood base with minor losses, age cracks, substantial wear and a beautiful natural patina.

Weight: 350.0 g (excl. stand)
Dimensions: Length 39.5 cm

With a finely carved and reticulated ‘Sanduo’ hardwood stand with pomegranates, finger citrons, and peaches borne on gnarled leafy branches. The Buddha’s Hand citron, which can be interchangeable with other citrons, together with the peach and pomegranate, are known collectively as ‘The Three Abundances’ (sanduo) which express the wish for abundant blessings, long life, and many sons. (2)

Literature comparison: Compare two similar green jade ruyi scepters in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in the Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade, 8, Beijing, 2011, nos. 72 and 73, and another dated 18th century, illustrated in J. Ayers, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Volume III, London, 2016, no. 1770.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related spinach-green jade ruyi scepter, dated to the 19th century, at Sotheby’s New York in Imperial Cloisonné & Jade: Chinese Art from The Brooklyn Museum on 17 March 2021, lot 11, sold for USD 35,280.

清代碧玉靈芝如意,三多底座
中國,1644-1912年。精雕細琢的靈芝如意,如意頭上棲息著一隻蝙蝠。如意仗圓浮雕竹葉與蘭花,其間可見小靈芝。半透明的玉石呈濃郁的深綠色,帶有白色內沁。底座雕刻石榴、佛手、壽桃,寓意為多子多福多壽,

來源:英國倫敦Roger Keverne私人收藏。Roger Keverne 曾擔任倫敦亞洲藝術協會主席和 BADA 總裁。 他在 Spink & Son 開始了他 50 年的職業生涯,年僅 28 歲就成為亞洲部門的負責人。他於 1992 年離開 Spink,與他的妻子和商業夥伴 Miranda Clarke 在倫敦Mayfair成立了自己的藝廊 ,最終於 2020 年 6 月關閉。
品相:狀況極好,磨損、輕微使用痕跡和些微小劃痕。 帶有天然裂縫的玉料,隨著時間的推移,其中一些可能會發展成細小的裂縫。 硬木底座有輕微損失、老化裂紋、嚴重磨損,美麗的天然包漿。

重量:350.0 克 (不含底座)
尺寸:長39.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:比較一件十分相近的碧玉如意,十九世紀, 見紐約蘇富比 Imperial Cloisonné & Jade: Chinese Art from The Brooklyn Museum 2021年3月17日 lot 11, 售價USD 35,280

Sold for €6,320

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 1644-1912. Well carved and openworked in the form of a lingzhi fungus with a bat perched on the head. The long, gently curved stem wrapped in reticulated and undercut leafy bamboo stalks, the lower end with smaller lingzhi shoots. The translucent stone is of a rich, dark green tone with icy and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Roger Keverne served as the Chairman of Asian Art in London and as the President of BADA. He began his 50-year career with Spink & Son, rising to head the Asian department by the age of only 28. He left Spink in 1992 to start his own gallery together with Miranda Clarke, his wife and business partner, in Mayfair, London, which eventually closed its doors in June 2020.
Condition: Excellent condition with old wear, minor traces of use and few minuscule nicks. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time. The hardwood base with minor losses, age cracks, substantial wear and a beautiful natural patina.

Weight: 350.0 g (excl. stand)
Dimensions: Length 39.5 cm

With a finely carved and reticulated ‘Sanduo’ hardwood stand with pomegranates, finger citrons, and peaches borne on gnarled leafy branches. The Buddha’s Hand citron, which can be interchangeable with other citrons, together with the peach and pomegranate, are known collectively as ‘The Three Abundances’ (sanduo) which express the wish for abundant blessings, long life, and many sons. (2)

Literature comparison: Compare two similar green jade ruyi scepters in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in the Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade, 8, Beijing, 2011, nos. 72 and 73, and another dated 18th century, illustrated in J. Ayers, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Volume III, London, 2016, no. 1770.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related spinach-green jade ruyi scepter, dated to the 19th century, at Sotheby’s New York in Imperial Cloisonné & Jade: Chinese Art from The Brooklyn Museum on 17 March 2021, lot 11, sold for USD 35,280.

清代碧玉靈芝如意,三多底座
中國,1644-1912年。精雕細琢的靈芝如意,如意頭上棲息著一隻蝙蝠。如意仗圓浮雕竹葉與蘭花,其間可見小靈芝。半透明的玉石呈濃郁的深綠色,帶有白色內沁。底座雕刻石榴、佛手、壽桃,寓意為多子多福多壽,

來源:英國倫敦Roger Keverne私人收藏。Roger Keverne 曾擔任倫敦亞洲藝術協會主席和 BADA 總裁。 他在 Spink & Son 開始了他 50 年的職業生涯,年僅 28 歲就成為亞洲部門的負責人。他於 1992 年離開 Spink,與他的妻子和商業夥伴 Miranda Clarke 在倫敦Mayfair成立了自己的藝廊 ,最終於 2020 年 6 月關閉。
品相:狀況極好,磨損、輕微使用痕跡和些微小劃痕。 帶有天然裂縫的玉料,隨著時間的推移,其中一些可能會發展成細小的裂縫。 硬木底座有輕微損失、老化裂紋、嚴重磨損,美麗的天然包漿。

重量:350.0 克 (不含底座)
尺寸:長39.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:比較一件十分相近的碧玉如意,十九世紀, 見紐約蘇富比 Imperial Cloisonné & Jade: Chinese Art from The Brooklyn Museum 2021年3月17日 lot 11, 售價USD 35,280

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