• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND PALE BROWN JADE MOUNTAIN

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND PALE BROWN JADE MOUNTAIN
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Finely carved as a mountain of irregular form, the front depicting a bearded immortal holding a gnarled staff accompanied by an attendant approaching a bridge that spans a waterfall and leads to steep stairs that rise to pavilions nestled under pine trees, the reverse with a continuation of layered rock faces and lingzhi fungus near the base, finely polished
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high, two stands


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    Provenance

    Desmond Gure Collection, 1968.


    Literature

    J.R. Riviere, Summa Artis: Historie General del Art, vol. XX, Madrid, 1966, pp. 464-5, figs. 363 and 364.


    Exhibited

    The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 15 November - 14 December 1957, no. 355.