• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    A FINELY CARVED JADE FINGER CITRON

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)

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    A FINELY CARVED JADE FINGER CITRON
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
    Naturalistically carved to imitate a fruit with curled finger-like tendrils and supported on a pierced gnarled stalk growing another smaller finger citron and clusters of leaves, the stone of a pale greyish-celadon tone with some minor russet inclusions
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) long, carved wood stand


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    Provenance

    Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, in July 1991.
    The Plesch Collections (Hs16B).