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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 957

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE LYCHEE GROUP

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE LYCHEE GROUP
    18TH CENTURY
    The group is well carved in the form of two lychee borne on a leafy stem, with a bee alighted on top of the leaf of the smaller fruit. The white stone is highlighted by areas of russet color.
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) long, box


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    The lychee (lizhi) combined with a bee or wasp (feng) may represent the wish for good fortune.

    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 1 December 1988, lot 81.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 102, no. 59.


    Exhibited

    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 59.