• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2034

    A FINE JADEITE WRIST-REST

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    A FINE JADEITE WRIST-REST
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Of rectangular form, naturalistically carved as a section of bamboo with a line of nodules across one end of the gently arched surface, below a pair of birds perched on a flowering prunus branch carved in high relief, the concave reverse conforming to imitate the bamboo pith cavity, each of the internode sections decorated respectively with a bat in flight, a narcissus spray and a heron wading through waterweeds, the highly translucent stone of a blue-green tone suffused with apple-green streaks
    7 7/8 in. (20.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 April 2002, lot 711