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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3260

    A RARE WHITE JADE THREE-TIERED SQUARE BOX AND COVER

    MID-QING DYNASTY

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    A RARE WHITE JADE THREE-TIERED SQUARE BOX AND COVER
    MID-QING DYNASTY
    The bottom tier is raised on four short, L-shaped feet and carved on each side in low relief with upright lotus petals, the sides of the second tier with ruyi-heads, and the sides of the cover are similarly decorated with downward lotus petals. The top of the cover is carved with a bird in flight, a flowering branch beside a rocky outcrop, all above a lotus pond. The stone is of a translucent white tone with some russet inclusions.
    4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) square, box


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    Provenance

    Mats Olof Gustafsson (1879-1928), thence by descent in the family. According to family tradition this lot came to Sweden from Russia in the 1920s after the Russian revolution.