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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1557

    A FINE BROWN AND WHITE JADE GROUP OF TWO MONKEYS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE BROWN AND WHITE JADE GROUP OF TWO MONKEYS
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    Finely carved in the round, depicting two monkeys, seated facing each other, embracing a large peach, the white stone has a pale sugar-brown tinge, with small areas of russet surface inclusions
    5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) long, stand


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    The auspicious imagery of the monkey and peach conveys a wish for longevity.

    Compare a very similarly rendered spinach-green jade monkey and peach group from the Avery Brundage Collection illustrated by T. Bartholomew, Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 198, no. 7.40.1. Compare also a smaller white jade monkey and peach group from the Hartman collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2006, lot 1421 where the monkeys' facial features are very similar to those on the present example.

    Provenance

    Victor Topper, Toronto, Canada


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.188


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004