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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1567

    A SMALL JADE BOULDER

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL JADE BOULDER
    QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Of flattened form, one side carved in high relief with a crested, longtailed bird perched on rockwork, its head turned toward flowering prunus tree, reserved by the pale ivory-white skin of the stone, the reverse side similarly carved with further prunus blossoms growing on trees, the stone of varied tones of beige with areas of white highlighting the overall design
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide


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    The present lot is particularly pleasing example and illustrates the lapidary, craftsman's skill at working the different tones of the natural material into the overall design.

    Provenance

    Messrs Spink and Son Ltd., London


    Literature

    R. Keverne, Jade, London, 1991, p. 166, no. 97
    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.133


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, March 13-26, 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004