• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    A SMALL CELADON JADE CAT GROUP TOGETHER WITH A STAINED IVORY STAND

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL CELADON JADE CAT GROUP TOGETHER WITH A STAINED IVORY STAND
    18TH CENTURY
    The jade carved in the form of a feline and its young, the pale stone with a few minor russet inclusions, the green stained ivory carved and pierced with archaistic geometric confronting dragons forming an arch
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) max. high


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    Provenance

    Celadon jade cat group: Christie's, London, 3 July 1973, lot 196.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH COLLECTOR