An extremely rare inscribed archaistic celadon jade 'twin fish' basin, Mark and period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 青玉雕雙魚盤 《大清乾隆倣古》款
Property from a New York Private Collection
An extremely rare inscribed archaistic celadon jade 'twin fish' basin
Mark and period of Qianlong
清乾隆 青玉雕雙魚盤 《大清乾隆倣古》款
carved with thick, upright sides rising from a low stepped foot, the center of the interior carved in extremely high relief with a pair of conjoined 'twin fish', the fish undercut and their scales, fins, and eyes incised for a sculptural effect, the perimeter of the well with an incised Imperial poem in regular script followed by Qianlong bingxuchun yuti (Imperial inscription in the bingwu year of the Qianlong period) and a seal reading dechong fu (Sign of Virtue Within), the exterior sides carved in high relief with a band of abstract designs divided into eight units, the recessed base inscribed with the six-character mark Da Qing Qianlong Fang Gu (Made in the Qianlong era of the Great Qing in imitation of antiquity), the stone an opaque celadon color with a grayish tinge and passages of brown and white, wood stand (2)
歲貢來回部 因材作器徐 抵非幾群鵲 置有一雙魚
誰擊豪賓鋏 難尋遠客書 中孚如玩象 慎德正殷予
Diameter 7¾ in., 19.6 cm
In overall good condition, very minute nicks to the edges.
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Chinese Private Collection.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 11th-12th January 1949, lot 312.
Collection of Dr. Abraham Block (1903-1980), and thence by descent.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.，紐約，1949年1月11至12日，編號312
Abraham Block 醫生 (1903-1980) 收藏，此後家族傳承