• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 154

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE POMEGRANATE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE POMEGRANATE
    18TH CENTURY
    Of irregular form, carved in high relief around the sides with the leafy gnarled branch on which the ripe fruit is borne, carved on the flattish side with seeds exposed through the burst skin, the rounded side carved with a flowering branch that rises to the openwork top where a cicada rests beside the calyx of the fruit, the stone of even color and with fine soft polish
    3¼ in. (8.2 cm.), wood stand


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    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY