Matthew Barton Ltd Asian Works of Art - Wednesday 22nd May 2019
A CHINESE CELADON JADE ‘LANDSCAPE’ BRUSHPOT the cylindrical body rising from a slightly recessed base
deeply carved around the exterior with figures in a river landscape filled with pavilions and pine trees issuing from rockwork and scattered with four Qianlong seal marks underside with four character seal mark ‘shu fang zhai bao’ the stone of whitish-celadon tone 11.5cm high The mark to the underside may be translated as: Treasure from the Shu Fang Zhai chamber. This chamber in the Forbidden City was used for royal entertainments and gatherings of officials by invitation of the Emperor. Provenance: Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: sold for the benefit of Mission Bambini. See lot 23 for further information on the charity.