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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1514

    A CARVED AND PIERCED WHITE JADE MINIATURE TOOL VASE

    Price Realised  

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    A CARVED AND PIERCED WHITE JADE MINIATURE TOOL VASE
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Of rectangular section, finely carved in high relief and openwork to depict a dense continuous landscape formed by jagged rocks, pine trees and a crane in flight below wispy clouds, further detailed with a lone scholar in a pavilion, set on stilts beside a river bank, observing his companion in the far distance walking on a terraced path, whilst further along, a young attendant is fanning a stove in preparation for making tea, all raised on four short splayed feet, fitting into a separately carved rectangular spinach-green jade stand with stylised C-scrolls forming the foot
    3.5 in.(8.9 cm.) high with stand


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    Provenance

    Peter Bufton, London
    Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1987, lot 386


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.110


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, March 13-26, 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004