• Lot 277

    GROUPE DE SINGES EN JADE BLANC

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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    GROUPE DE SINGES EN JADE BLANC
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
    Représentant un singe adulte assis, se grattant la tête avec la main gauche et tenant une pêche de la main droite, son petit agrippé à lui et tentant d'attraper le fruit convoité, socle en bois
    Hauteur: 6 cm. (2 3/8 in.)


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    The present lot is a lively depiction of the well-known Daoist legend of a mischievous monkey stealing a peach of longevity from the vast peach orchard owned by Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the Western Paradise. It was said that anyone who ate the fruit would become immortal. Another very similar monkey and peach group from the collection of Alan and Simone Hartman was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 28 November 2006, lot 1421.

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    Post Lot Text

    A WHITE JADE MONKEY GROUP
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)