20 août 2018

A pale greenish-white jade lingzhi-form vase, 18th century


Lot 122. A pale greenish-white jade lingzhi-form vase, 18th century; 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) highEstimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 144,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007

Well carved as a large gnarled branching stem of lingzhi fungus bearing fungus heads of various size, the largest hollowed and carved around the sides with five bats (wufu), one with a flower sprig in its mouth, another fungus head to the side partially hollowed and a third rising from the reverse reminiscent of a naturalistic ruyi sceptre, the semi-translucent stone of pale greenish-white color with some opaque white mottling, wood stand.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007 

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