LOT DETAILS
This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $75,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

8060 28-Apr-2022 02:13:44 PM $75,000 AutoBid

31706 28-Apr-2022 02:13:20 PM $70,000

8060 28-Apr-2022 02:05:50 PM $65,000 AutoBid

31706 28-Apr-2022 02:05:50 PM $60,000

8060 28-Apr-2022 01:57:54 PM $55,000 AutoBid

871468 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $50,000 AutoBid

8060 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $47,500 AutoBid

871468 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $45,000 AutoBid

8060 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $42,500 AutoBid

871468 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $40,000 AutoBid

8060 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $37,500 AutoBid

871468 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $35,000 AutoBid

8060 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $32,500 AutoBid

871468 28-Apr-2022 01:57:53 PM $30,000 AutoBid

8060 28-Apr-2022 01:49:40 PM $27,500 AutoBid

39059 18-Apr-2022 09:16:01 PM $25,000

The bidding history list updated on: Saturday, October 01, 2022 08:19:47

LOT 122

Chinese

Large Chinese Khotan Green Jade Dragon Seal, 19th Century
green jade seal
5 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 in, 12.7 x 13.3 x 14 cm

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000 CAD

Sold for: $91,250

Preview at:

PROVENANCE
John Sparks, London / Shanghai
Acquired from the above by Enid Strathearn Hendrie Owen (1888 - 1968), June 21, 1933
By descent to the present Private Collection, Quebec


Of square form, the base surmounted by two intertwined back-to-back dragons, each dragon with dynamic musculature and a ferocious face including a wide-open jaw showcasing sharp fangs, a large snout and bulging eyes, the bodies scaly and with large flowing manes, a hole is drilled in the centre for holding a silk tassel, the seal face bears the six-character inscription ‘wu fu wu dai tang bao’ (Treasure from the Hall of the Five Blessings and Five Generations), the stone of a light spinach green jade tone with dark brown inclusions throughout.

Official jade seals of the Qing Dynasty court are the embodiment of Imperial authority. Typically, they are carved from a single piece of jade and contain a dragon, or group of dragons, situated on a square-form base.

The current jade seal is of a large size, even-coloured stone, and displays well-carved dragons. The inscription on the base of this carving is associated with a group of important jade seals made for the Qianlong Emperor (reign 1736-1795) during the late 1780’s.

In 1780, the Qianlong Emperor wanted to mark several milestones in his life. In addition to turning 70 years old, he also wanted to commemorate his 45 years on the Imperial throne. In 1784, the Qianlong Emperor also had his first great-great-grandson. As a result, he commissioned a set of nine seals of various sizes with the inscription ‘wu fu wu dai tang bao’ – Treasure from the Hall of the Five Blessings and Five Generations.

Collectors will have a special opportunity to view this exceptional work at three previews across Canada:

Vancouver | March 31 - April 8

Toronto | April 11 - April 22

Montreal | April 25 - April 28


All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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