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Lot 0009
Dimensions: 118.96mm H x 129.42mm W Weight: 388.7g Stand: 79.73mm H

Stunning, Chinese Qing Dynasty, natural nephrite white Jade censer with red coral finial. The Chinese celadon nephrite jade craved by smooth crafts master in a bulbous deep vessel, with wide opening moot, compressed globular body, banded on the rim, emerged flanked two bamboo tree ears handles from the gathering lip, raised on slight round foot base, and the dome lid with ruby-red stone carved Lingzhi fungus finial. The exterior belly carved in a smooth nephrite jade. All reserved in jade stone showing pale white-cream celadon color iridescent with moist milky appearance natural inclusion along the surfaces. The dome lids decorated with Zitan hardwood open carving ruyi scrolling twigs and crowned by a ruby-red stones carved ruyi Lingzhi fungus finial with a tinge of red-brown inclusions. Lingzhi is known as the fungus of immortality, considered by the Daoist mystics as the nourishment of the Immortals Xian and ‘ruyi’ a wish for success without any obstacles , according to wishes, signifies good wishes for future prosperity, It is often used as a decorative motif in embroidery and hardwood lattices good fortune It may have come from the Buddhist tradition and came to symbolize wealth and power. Elegantly and smooth presented upon a carved tall Zitan hardwood stand with scrolling tendril in brown color, interlocking archaic ruyi, flowers blooms interspersed fresh foliage, created Majestic jade censer. A portion of this high-grade Jade is considered quite rare. The Expert workmanship is the absolute highlight of this gorgeous nephrite jade screen, a portion of this natural jade is considered quite rare. Elegant jade vessel, with very fine relief encircling the entire outer surface. Highly polished stone, showing a pale celadon hue. Relatively Uniform milky coloration with a tinge of variation in hue. Translucent properties are present as light strikes the unblemished basin. Brilliant luster with very precise. The jade showing pale-celadon color iridescent with moist milky appearance natural inclusion along the surfaces.


LOT NOTES:

Jade is precious not because it is rare, but because the quality of jade corresponds to virtue. It relates to such virtues as benevolence, wisdom, righteousness, propriety, loyalty, and trustworthiness, and it also corresponds to the ways of the heaven and earth. Jade is mild and gentle, just like a benevolence. Jade has a fine texture yet it is solid, just like a wise person; with a careful, meticulous and thorough way of handling things. Though jade has edges and corners, it is not sharp and will not hurt others, resembling a sense of justice and uprightness. When the jade is hung, it symbolizes polite restraint and prudence. When it is struck, it releases a clear and spirited sound like music. Though jade is beautiful, blemishes do not obscure its merits. Just like loyalty, it is without bias and without the need to conceal. In addition, the color of jade can be seen from all angles. Just like trustworthiness, a person's behavior is consistent with words. Even in a darkened room, a person is trustworthy and does not cheat others. Jade is crystal like, glittering and translucent as a white rainbow, like the white clouds of heaven, which harmonize the heavens and correspond to heavenly principles. The spirit of the jade can be seen in the landscape, like ‘when jade lies in a deep pool, it makes the river enchanting. When jade rests on the mountain, the grass becomes luxuriant.’ Wherever located, it is bound to have an effect, just like a noble demeanor can harmonize many things and benefit the whole region. People everywhere cherish jade, which is because people respect and admire virtue. The noble virtues are the manifestation of heavenly principles.”

Condition

Over all in EXCELLENT condition.
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JADE CENSER WITH RED CORAL FINIAL ON STAND

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Oct 19