A celadon jade 'Mountain' boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo Sotheby's
well-carved following the natural form of the boulder with Shoulao carrying a peach next toa deer, followed by an attendant, climbing a mountain path towards a pavilion near the summit, the reverse with two cranes and a pavilion amongst a pine tree on a rocky outcrop, all set within a mountainous landscape, the stone with enhanced russet, wood stand (2). Height 7 in., 17.7 cm - ESTIMATION 80,000-120,000 USD
PROVENANCE: Collection of Mrs. W. Normand, London, acquired prior to 1967.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York | 11 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com