• Lot 259

    RARE ET IMPORTANT POT A PINCEAUX EN JADE VERT EPINARD

    CHINE, FIN DE LA DYNASTIE MING, XVIIEME SIECLE

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    RARE ET IMPORTANT POT A PINCEAUX EN JADE VERT EPINARD
    CHINE, FIN DE LA DYNASTIE MING, XVIIEME SIECLE
    Le pourtour sculpté dans une pierre vert foncé et inclusions noires, d'un dragon à cinq griffes à la recherche de la perle sacrée et de quatre autre dragons et chilong, évoluant tous parmi des nuages en forme de ruyi ; socle en bois sculpté et ajouré.
    Hauteur: 13,5 cm. (5 5/16 in.) ; Diamètre: 16 cm. ( 6 5/16 in.)


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    Most of the spinach green jade brushpots known are carved with landscapes and figures and dated from the Qianlong period.
    The present example carved in high relief to depict a complex pattern of dragons, writhing and partially emerging out of dense clouds can be compared to brushwashers of the late Ming and early Qing periods such as the brushwasher sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 29 May 2007, lot 1401, or the basin illustrated in René-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argencé, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, The Asian Museum of San Francisco, Kodansha International 1977, p. 94.
    For spinach green jade brushpots decorated with landscapes and figures, see Jadeware (III), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 1995, pl. 170.

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    Provenance

    Mrs Sarah Garrett, London
    Previously sold in our London Rooms, 26 April 1976, lot 90.


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE AND IMPORTANT SPINACH-GREEN JADE CYLINDRICAL BRUSHPOT
    CHINA, LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY