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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 933

    A PALE YELLOWISH OLIVE-WHITE JADE CICADA

    HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC

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    A PALE YELLOWISH OLIVE-WHITE JADE CICADA
    HAN DYNASTY, 2ND-1ST CENTURY BC
    Carved in antiquity from a fragment, the head, pronounced eyes, and wings of the thin cicada are formed by deep, wedge-shaped grooves on the top of the body, while the slightly concave flat underside retains the triangular and scroll designs of the earlier piece. The semi-translucent stone has some opaque, ivory-colored alteration.
    2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    B. K. Wong, Hong Kong, 22 May 1990.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the images of lot 933 and lot 934 are reversed.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 77, no. 39.


    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. 39.