• 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 837

    A SMALL YELLOWISH AGATE WATER POT

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL YELLOWISH AGATE WATER POT
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Of 'turnip' yellow color, carved as a section of a pine tree
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) across, box


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    The rich 'turnip' yellow color of this agate closely resembles that of tianhuang soapstone, a stone highly prized by scholars.

    Exhibited

    Miniature Oriental Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 4 - 19 November 2004, no. 10.