7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE MANDARIN DUCK GROUP, 18TH CENTURY
the pair of birds swimming adjacent in opposing directions, carved upon a large lotus leaf, each clasping a flowering lotus spray in their beaks -- 3in. (7.7cm.) wide.
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