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Rare livre en jade céladon pâle et bois de santal, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795), daté 1746  - Sotheby's

Compose de Deux plats en bois sculptés de dragons odorantes archaïsants, l'ONU orné du titre Yuzhi Mi Fu Tiaoxi shi  ONU de dans et de Cartouche rectangulaire Six plaques de jade fr Céladon pâle chacune incisée sur les Deux visages de Caractères à L'Or de soie encadrées brochée jaune, La Dernière Troisième datée du mois de l'Année Bingyan du Règne de Qianlong, Correspondant à 1746 AVEC Trois Sceaux san , longues et Yubi; 11,8 x 9 cm, 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. Estimation: 80,000 - 120,000 EUR

A rare Imperial jade book comprising six pale celadon jade plaques and its sandalwood covers, the front inscribed with the title Yu lan Mi Fu Tiaoxi shijuan (Mi Fu's Tiao Stream poems copied by His Majesty), China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong seal marks and period (1736-1795), dated 1746.

NOTE: The set of six poems incised on each of the pale celadon jade plaques that form this jade book are taken from the famous scroll 'The Tiao Stream Poems' painted by the Northern Song calligrapher and painter Mi Fu (1051-1107) in 1088. The scroll was said to have entered the Imperial collection in the 18th century under the Qianlong emperor who copied the famous scroll emulating the Mi Fu's calligraphy. After the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, it was lost afterhaving been taken to Manchuria by the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Puyi. In 1963, the scroll reappeared and was acquired by the Palace Museum in Beijing for its collection.

Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie. Paris | 12 juin 2013 - www.sothebys.com