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    Sale 2267

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 431

    A FINELY CARVED CELADON JADE RETICULATED POMANDER

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINELY CARVED CELADON JADE RETICULATED POMANDER
    18TH CENTURY
    The two circular domed halves intricately carved and pierced with flowering scrolls below a band of interlaced ringlets encircling a central medallion of a lotus blossom and leaves borne on curling stems, the stone of even pale greenish-grey tone
    2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm.) diam.


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    See a very similar pomander illustrated by R. Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 100, no. 84, where the author notes that the style of openwork carving is typical of that seen in the Beijing Palace workshops of the 18th century.