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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A RARE YELLOW JADE DUCK-FORM VESSEL AND COVER

    JIAQING PERIOD (1795 - 1820)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE YELLOW JADE DUCK-FORM VESSEL AND COVER
    JIAQING PERIOD (1795 - 1820)
    Finely carved with its head sharply turned to the side, clasping a lotus stem in its beak, the wings and tail delicately incised emulating feathers, surmounted by a small duckling forming the cover of the vessel, the stone of a rich, even, yellow tone
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long


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    Compare a very similar yellow jade duck-form vessel illustrated in the inside front cover in An Exhibition of Fine Jade, Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1981.

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    Provenance

    With Louis Joseph, from whom purchased December 1955.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR