Lot 715 Ravenel Spring Auction 2020
A SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BRUSH WASHER
L : 20.5 cm
The jade material used in this jade was produced in Hetian, Xinjiang. A large piece of boulder is needed for this rare piece of art. This jade is semi-translucent and has an intense dark green with black and white inclusions. Jade objects have been treasured by emperors, especially Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty. Its origin Xinjiang is also closely related to this emperor. In 1759, after 70 years of Dzungar-Qing Wars, the Qing troops defeated Dzungar and incorporated Outer Mongolia, Tibet and Xinjiang into the Qing Empire. Hetian jades had since served as gifts to the emperor. These jade pieces were then carved into art objects
such as seals, ruyi and ornaments for imperial use.
Curios: Chinese Works of Art
Ravenel Spring Auction 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 12:00am