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

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1519

    A SUPERB WHITE JADE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    A SUPERB WHITE JADE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The box with rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot ring, the cover carved in low relief with a stylised Shou medallion enclosed by five bat-shaped leafy sprays within a raised border, the base incised with the six-character reign mark, the flawless stone of superb even white tone
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., jade stand


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    Similar examples from the National Museum of History, Taiwan are illustrated in Jade: Ch'ing Dynasty Treasures from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, 1999, Taipei, pl.196 & 197. Compare also a large circular box and cover of similar size, carved with five bats surrounding a Shou character from the Mme. Florence Van der Kemp Collection, sold at Christie's Paris, 13 June 2007, lot 98.

    The flawless quality of the stone of the present box and cover is of particular note; the largely uncarved areas emphasize the natural beauty of the high translucent material.

    Provenance

    C. B. Kitson, Sotheby's London, 30 May 1961, lot 428 (part)
    P. D. Krolik Esq
    Sotheby's London, 24 February 1970, lot 116
    Spink and Son, Ltd., London


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.85


    Exhibited

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