IMPORTANT BOL COUVERT EN JADE BLANC, LIAN
IMPORTANT BOL COUVERT EN JADE BLANC, LIAN
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IMPORTANT BOL COUVERT EN JADE BLANC, LIAN

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, ÉPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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IMPORTANT BOL COUVERT EN JADE BLANC, LIAN
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, ÉPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
À décor sur le bouton du couvercle d'un caractère shou entouré de lingzhi sculptés, les anses et le pourtour du bol godronné sont ornés de lingzhi et ruyis.
Hauteur : 13 cm. (5 1/8 in.) ; Diamètre : 15 cm. (5 7/8 in.)
Provenance
Acquired by the father of V.W.S. (1890-1977) in China in the 1930s.
The V.W.S. (1918-1974) Collection (inventory number VWS 48).
Further details
AN IMPORTANT WHITE JADE 'LONGEVITY' BOWL AND COVER, LIAN
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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Lot Essay

The current vessel represents the pinnacle of jade artistry in the 18th century when large boulders of very fine white jade became readily available after the Qianlong Emperor’s conquest of the Khotan area in 1759 and were worked to perfection befitting the taste of the imperial family.
Probably used as an imperial cosmetic box, this exquisitely carved jade lian box and cover would have made an appropriate birthday gift. The motif of lingzhi represents longevity and the stylized shou (longevity) medallion on the cover reinforces the wish for long life and the birthday symbolism.
Two similar imperial jade lian and cover, is in the collection of Palace Museum Collection, Beijing, illustrated in Jadeware III - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 1995, p.241-242, no.197-198. Compare to another jade bowl and cover, depicting the same harmonious lobed body and delicate ruyi decoration, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of New York (Accession Number: 2015.500.5.47a, b), gifted by Florence and Herbert Ivring in 2015. See an exceptional white jade lian and cover decorated with 'elephants holding loose ring', from the collection of Baron Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros (1793-1870), sold at Christie's Paris, 9 June 2015, lot 71.

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