• 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 1095

    A FINE WHITE JADE THUMB RING

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINE WHITE JADE THUMB RING
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Finely carved in low relief in the russet area of the stone with a man greeting a group of figures standing beside a pavilion, inscribed on the wall, xi qin fang you, 'taking the qin to visit a friend', the stone an even white tone with some russet and pale white inclusions
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Carola Warburg Rothschild, New York.
    J. J. Lally, New York.
    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 17 November 1988, lot 476.
    Alan & Simone Hartman Collection, no. 1143.


    Literature

    R. Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 157.


    Exhibited

    Christie's, New York, 13-26 March 2001.
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003-December 2004.