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Important Chinese Imperial Spinach-Green Jade “Shui Mu Zhan Qing Hua” Seal, JiaQing(1796-1820) To Be Sold In Hong Kong on 4 June
The Imperial seal belonged to the fifth Emperor in the Qing dynasty, Jiaqing (region 1796-1820) and will be offered by auction in the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale, at Bonhams Hong Kong on June 4th. Its value is estimated to be approximately HKD 2,000,000 – 3,000,000. The Imperial Seal belonged to a set of three Imperial seals and is recorded in the Imperial Archives published by the Palace Museum in Beijing. Inscribed “水木湛清華” which translates as “Tranquil water and luxuriant trees in the garden”, the seal was made specifically to be stored in a tranquil and scenic island within the celebrated Imperial palaces and garden complex — the Yuanmingyuan.
Asaph Hyman , Director of Chinese Art at Bonhams, commented: “ This important Imperial jade seal is an exceptionally rare object and until it was brought to light at this sale had been kept in an English private collection, now recognised for its historical, cultural and aesthetic importance.”
Source: Bonhams Press Release May 6, 2015 “https://www.bonhams.com/press_release/19115/”