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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 956

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE OPENWORK THUMB RING

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE OPENWORK THUMB RING
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The sides are well carved in openwork with a chilong grasping a lingzhi sprig in its jaws confronting a mythical beast while striding amidst clouds. The semi-translucent stone is of even white tone.
    1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high, box


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    Provenance

    Christie's Hong Kong, 17 January 1989, lot 905.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 57, no. 31.


    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. 31.