• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 903

    A RARE IVORY PEACH-FORM WATER POT

    YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE IVORY PEACH-FORM WATER POT
    YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795)
    Carved in high relief at one end with a leafy gnarled branch and with a bat at the other end, with a peach and flower on the underside
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) long, cloth stand


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    Compare the similar peach-form water container, but in white jade, in the Qing Court collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in the The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Small Refined Articles of the Study, Shanghai, 2009, p. 202, no. 192.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Gerard Levy, Paris.