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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 1553

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOURD GROUP

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOURD GROUP
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    The flattened pebble is elaborately carved in high relief and pierced to depict a large double-gourd, naturalistically rendered with insect holes, growing on a gnarled stem bearing four smaller gourds of varying sizes to the sides, detailed with two bats in flight, the cream-white stone with areas of opaque white inclusions and suffused with flecks of russet highlighting the carving
    5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) high, stand


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    Provenance

    Spink and Son Ltd., London


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.204.


    Exhibited

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