• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2035

    A FINE WHITE JADE CARP

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE WHITE JADE CARP
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    The flattened pebble naturalistically carved in the round to depict a carp with circular eyes and side whiskers, its elongated body modelled with a gentle S-shaped curve to provide the impression of a swimming movement, above an openwork strand of waterweed, the long bladed leaves extending the length of the underside, the material of even white tone with minor areas of russet inclusions
    5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) long, Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection