30 May 2005
A WELL-CARVED WHITE JADE SAMPAN
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Carved in openwork, the long boat fitted with a double-awning supporting at one end two figures seated in-between a circular basin containing a fish, above two figures on deck cleaning at the stern, and a further figure seated with a basket at the bow, one side of the boat detailed with a net attached to a long pole
5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) long, box
The Greenfield Collection
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Compare with a related example modelled as a double-boat group, from the Beijing Palace Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo yuqi quanji, vol. 6, Qing, Henan meishu chubanshe, p. 191, no. 274.
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