• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 149

    A Chinese white jade 'Mandarin ducks' group


    Price Realised  


    A Chinese white jade 'Mandarin ducks' group
    18th/19th Century
    Carved to depict a pair of confronted mandarin ducks, their heads facing opposite directions, both holding a lotus stem in their beak, their wings incised to detail plumage
    10 cm. wide

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    Pairs of mandarin ducks are associated with conjugal bliss and it is possible that a carving like this has been presented as a wedding gift.

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