27 November 2007,
Price realised HKD 2,287,500
Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000
A RARE WHITE JADE CONJOINED CIRCULAR BOWL
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Finely carved in the form of two conjoined circular receptacles, supported on a conforming foot ring, the overlapping mouth rims forming an elliptical central cavity, dividing a pair of clouds-and-bat handles, each suspending a loose-ring to the side, the exterior carved in shallow relief with bats variously in flight amidst wispy clouds, the semi-translucent stone of an even tone with small areas of russet inclusions
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) long, stand
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Amongst jade carvings, the form of the present lot appears to be unique although a number of conjoined ceramics found popularity in the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods. As with the ceramics, this double-bowl was probably produced as part of a number of novelty pieces that were made for the Qianlong court. Compare the spinach-green jade conjoined baluster vase in the Hartman collection, offered in this sale as lot 1542.
Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 70
Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004
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