+China Qing Dynasty 1890 Amphora Jar With Chains In White Jadeite Jade With Wood Stand
Urn Jar carved from Jadeite jade Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
An exceptional carved antique lidded covered urn, from the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) period, circa 1890-1910. They were carved from a single solid piece of natural jadeite white jade exhibiting extraordinary skills and very fine details of organic motifs, a small village, a landscape and a two mythological figures at the sides.
It is adorned on the sides, with a pair of rings and two sections of chains connected to a decorative element with organic motifs. They are carved from the same material and hang freely from the top of the wooden frame.
The urn has a measures of 197 mm by 102 mm by 51 mm (7.75 x 4 x 2 Inches) and the both parts of the chains raise Inches.
The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing, was the Manchu-led last dynasty in the imperial history of China. It was proclaimed in 1636 in Manchuria (modern-day Northeast China), in 1644 entered Beijing, extended its rule to cover all of China proper, and then extended the empire into Central Asia. The dynasty lasted until 1912. In orthodox Chinese historiography, the Qing dynasty was preceded by the Ming dynasty and succeeded by the Republic of China. The multiethnic Qing empire lasted for almost three centuries and assembled the territorial base for modern China. It was the largest Chinese dynasty and in 1790 the fourth largest empire in world history in terms of territorial size. With a population of 432 million in 1912, it was the world's most populous country at the time.
Qing Dynasty decorative arts, many craftsmen worked in the imperial court, producing artifacts for palace use: everything from items of jewelry art to beautiful Chinese lacquerware, including lacquered imperial thrones: see, for instance, the Qing Dynasty Imperial Throne (1775-80, Victoria and Albert Museum, London). The Imperial Household Department managed a number of crafts workshops both within the Forbidden City and outside it. Some of the skilled workers and master craftsmen were on permanent duty, like those in the imperial glass factory established in 1696 under the direction of the German Jesuit Kilian Stumpf (1655-1720). Other experts in gemstones carving, horn and jade sculpture and metallurgy were summoned to Beijing for a specific period of service.
Note: Zaichun, Tongzhi Emperor, 1861-1875, Zaitian, Guangxu Emperor, 1875-1908, Puyi, Xuantong Emperor, 1908-1911.
Note: The Chinese have revered and carved Jade and Nephrite for generations, and still do. The modern 20th century carvers use all the latest machinery and technology to carve this very hard, brittle material. But all of the antique jade carvings were lovingly made by hand and have been highly valued throughout the ages.
Collateral: An actual letter, dated October 1, 2021 from TK Asian Antiquities Gallery, signed by Michael Teller, accompanied this piece as a certificate of authenticity. Copy will be included.
Provenance: A private collection in New York city collected in the 1964; T.K. Asian Antiquities Gallery, Williamsburg Virginia; A private collection in Palm Beach FL; then purchased by James & Nancy Markell, Virginia 1976; then by descent to Lauren Markland, Fort Lauderdale, FL.; acquired in Palm Beach, FL. in march 7, 2021.
It is in perfect condition with no broken parts or previous repairs. Presented in a custom made rose wood stand with the original carved sphere on top.
INVENTORY REF: D0000MENA/.1111