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A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE PARFUMIER
A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE PARFUMIER
A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE PARFUMIER
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A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE PARFUMIER

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE PARFUMIER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The body of the parfumier is intricately carved and pierced with a continuous scene of scholars amongst pine and wutong in a mountainous landscape beside a pavilion. The ends are applied with a spinach-green base and cover, carved with reticulated ruyi-form feet and a coiled dragon amongst flowering branches.
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high
Provenance
John Sparks Ltd, London (according to label)
Acquired in London in the 1960s & 70s

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Parfumiers were not only used for fragrance but were also used to repel insects. Reticulated perfume-holders, commonly made of other materials such as bamboo, were filled with camphor or other insect repellents and placed among cloth or quilts to protect them from moths. Compare the present parfumier to another similarly carved parfumier from the Qianlong period in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and illustrated by Ming Wilson in Chinese Jades, pp. 53-55, no. 55. The present parfumier can also be compared to an imperial inscribed jade parfumier from the Qianlong period, sold at Christie’s New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1032.

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