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VERSEUSE EN JADE VERT EPINARD SCULPTE
VERSEUSE EN JADE VERT EPINARD SCULPTE

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, FIN DU XVIIIEME SIECLE

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VERSEUSE EN JADE VERT EPINARD SCULPTE
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, FIN DU XVIIIEME SIECLE
De forme balustre, ornée d'un dais sur chaque face, le bec verseur en forme de carpe, l'anse agrémentée du parasol, le couvercle rapporté
Hauteur sans le couvercle: 14,7 cm. (5¾ in.)
Provenance
From a French private collection
Post Lot Text
A CARVED SPINACH JADE EWER
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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Mathilde Courteault
Mathilde Courteault

Lot Essay

The present jade ewer of very refine quality is highly unusual.
The elaborate motifs of the body and the handle are depicting two of the Eight Buddhist Emblems: the Umbrella (san), spiritual authority, reverence, purity; the Canopy (gai), royal grace.
The carp alone (liyu) is a symbol of profits and prosperity.
When struggling upstream, it symbolizes the aspirations of the scholar.
Due to the presence of two Buddhist Emblems, one can assume that the carp is a reminder of the Paired Fish (shuangyu), symbolising conjugal happiness, fertility, protection and spiritual liberation.

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