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    Sale 2267

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 433

    A MAGNIFICENT WHITE JADE BRUSH POT, BITONG

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A MAGNIFICENT WHITE JADE BRUSH POT, BITONG
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Raised on five bracket supports, the sides well carved in relief with a continuous landscape with two immortals carrying ruyi sceptres accompanied by a crane and a young male attendant carrying a jar containing a trident, standing in a clearing framed by a large paulownia tree and a wutong tree, a crane in flight above and a remote pavilion in the distance, the reverse with a pair of deer on a ledge beneath an overhanging cliff, the translucent stone of even white tone with touches of pale russet coloring
    5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high


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    Compare the white jade brush pot of smaller size (13 cm. high) raised on five bracket supports carved with a continuous landscape scene with sages and attendants in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 42 - Jadeware (II), Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 204-5, no. 167. See, also, the similarly carved white jade brush pot raised on five supports decorated with a continuous landscape with sages, boys holding tributes and a caparisoned elephant, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29 April 2002, lot 557.