• 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 1115

    A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A CATFISH

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A CATFISH
    18TH CENTURY
    Well carved in the round with the body in a tight S-shape, grasping a lingzhi stem in its mouth
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long


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    The depiction of catfish with lingzhi fungus forms the rebus niannian ruyi or 'May your wishes come true year after year.'

    Pre-Lot Text

    A SELECTION OF FINE JADES FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION
    (Lots 1115-1129)