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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 1563

    A FINE CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DUCK GROUP

    Price Realised  

    A FINE CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DUCK GROUP
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    Superbly carved with a flattened body with angular sides, supported on webbed feet, the head turned backwards, its long beak is grasping a leafy peony spray rendered in openwork, the wings are decorated in low relief with tiered feathers extending from archaistic scrolls, the creamy white stone suffused with flecks of russet
    5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) wide, stand


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    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.198


    Exhibited

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