A rare spinach jade washer, carved mark and period of Qianlong



Lot 2723. A rare spinach jade washer, Carved mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); width across handles 24.5 cm., 9 3/4 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,180,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.

the short rounded sides finely carved in low-relief with a band of two pairs of addorsed archaistic kui dragons, flanked by a pair of dragonfly-form handles with their outspread wings resting on the mouthrim and their bodies suspending loose ring handles, all above four ruyi-form splayed legs, the underside centred by a four-character Qianlong reign mark, the stone of an even green tone with dark green speckling.

ProvenanceChristie's Hong Kong, 30th October 2000, lot 762.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 10.