25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A SMALL YELLOWISH AGATE WATER POT
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.
Miniature Oriental Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 4 - 19 November 2004, no. 10.
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