明 17世纪 镂雕玉灵芝
Dimensions: 13.3cm high, 17cm wide without stand
– A private Irish collection
Carved as openwork branches of auspicious ‘lingzhi’ fungus, symbolising the wish for longevity. The stone of a pale celadon colour with minor russetinclusions. The group supported on an exquisitely carved boxwood and zitan stand.
T.T. Bartholomew, ‘Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art’, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2006), p. 187.