28 May 2014
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE MOUNTAIN
JIN/YUAN DYNASTY (1115-1368)
The mountain is carved in openwork to simulate Taihu rock, shrouded in ruyi-clouds supporting immortals above Mi Fu bowing before a boulder. The reverse is carved with a small tripod censer on a promontory beneath a tree. The base is pierced.
7 1/4 in. (18 cm.) high, wood stand
C. Philip Cardeiro, California, acquired in the 1980s
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Compare with two similar celadon jade boulders from the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo Yuqi Quanji, Hebei, 1993, vol. 5, p. 81, no. 130, dated Song dynasty; and the other of Jin dynasty, p. 100, no. 154.
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