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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    A RARE LARGE WELL-CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BRUSHPOT, BITONG

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE LARGE WELL-CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BRUSHPOT, BITONG
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Raised on five bracket supports, the sides well carved in relief with a continuous landscape which includes five bearded immortals holding auspicious objects including a peach, a lingzhi sprig, a narcissus plant, a chime and a staff surmounted by a plaque inscribed with a shou character, standing in front of a pavilion, the semi-translucent stone of pale greenish-white color suffused with fine brown markings and some dark brown veins
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) diam., wood stand


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    The present brushpot is among the largest examples in private hands. Another slightly larger brushpot (20.3 cm. diam.) is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by M. Wilson, Chinese Jades, London, 2004, no. 64, where it is dated to the Qianlong period. See, also, the white jade brushpot of similar size, from the collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 November 2007, lot 1518.

    Provenance

    T. B. Kitson, Esq.; Sotheby's, London, 30 May 1961, lot 447.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MIDWEST COLLECTION