452

 

Lot 452. A large inscribed celadon jade mountain, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,250 GBP (39,938 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.

carved to the front face with a mountain path winding past pagodas and steep rock faces, the upper-most rock with a three-line calligraphic inscription, the reverse with cranes standing and in flight amidst bamboo and fir trees, similarly carved to the upper rocks with a five-line calligraphic inscription, the well-polished stone of a pale green tone with some lighter and russet inclusions, wood stand.

Provenance: Christie's London, 12th May 2009, lot 82.

Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 17 may 2019