2015_NYR_03720_3051_000(a_pale_greenish-white_jade_mountain_qianlong_period) (1)

Lot 3051. A pale greenish-white jade mountain, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) highEstimate $40,000 - $60,000Price realised $115,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015.

Of thick, irregular pebble form, one side is finely carved with pine and various trees growing from rocks on a mountain face cut with a path and steps that lead to a fenced terrace centered by a basket of wanniangqing set on a low table, and on the reverse with further trees and rocks. The opaque stone has fine opaque white mottling throughout and some russet veining, wood stand.

Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London.

Note: The depiction of wannianqing ('green for ten thousand years') is a pun for 'ten thousand'.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza