• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1123

    A SMALL WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CAT GROUP

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CAT GROUP
    Carved as a recumbent cat and kitten, a prunus branch on one side highlighted by remains of the dark russet skin
    1 5/8 in. (4 cm.) across


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    Both the cat and prunus tree represent old age, and together form the rebus meishou (May you be blessed with longevity).

    Provenance

    Ashkenazi & Co., San Francisco, 1984.


    Exhibited

    Chinese Jade: The Image from Within, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 1985 - 1986, no. 219.