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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    A THREE-SECTION JADEITE CHIME AND STAND

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A THREE-SECTION JADEITE CHIME AND STAND
    19TH CENTURY
    The musical stone carved and pierced with archaistic dragons and phoenix surrounding a central shou character, suspended by chain links connected to a smaller plaque with prunus designs and further links connecting to a pierced clasp, on an elaborate carved wood stand with ruyi and scrollwork designs
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high overall


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    Sir Eric Drummond, The 16th Earl of Perth, was the first Secretary General of the League of Nations after World War I. Upon his retirement, various countries presented him with gifts, including the current lot, which is believed to have been given to him by the Chinese Government in the early 1930s.

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    Provenance

    The 16th Earl of Perth and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE 18TH EARL OF PERTH