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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 1512

    A PAIR OF SPINACH GREEN AND WHITE JADE INLAID DRAGON SCREENS

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF SPINACH GREEN AND WHITE JADE INLAID DRAGON SCREENS
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Carved in mirror image, each plaque inlaid in white jade on a spinach green jade ground of dense cloud scrolls with fierce five-clawed dragons, their writhing bodies emerging and disappearing amongst the swirling clouds, their faces with mouths agape and tongues protruding, all set within wood frames
    11 x 6 in. (28 x 15.4 cm.), stands (2)


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    The technique of inlaying white jade onto a spinach jade ground appears to be very unusual. Examples of this style of decoration can be found on Imperial hardwood furniture from the Qianlong period.

    Provenance

    Purchased in Hong Kong, circa 1985


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.126


    Exhibited

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