• 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 1121

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE TOGGLE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE TOGGLE
    18TH CENTURY
    Carved in high relief as a blossoming plum bough reserved against the moon, beneath a small cluster of two lingzhi carved in the russet portion of the stone, the concave reverse pierced with a single ingot-shaped aperture
    1 9/16 in. (4 cm.) diam.


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    Both the prunus and lingzhi symbolize longevity. In addition, the five petals of the prunus flower represent the Five Blessings: longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue and a peaceful death. Together, the two convey long life and auspicious wishes for the owner.

    Exhibited

    Chinese Jade: The Image from Within, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 1985 - 1986, no. 227.