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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 394

    A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF FROGS ON A LOTUS LEAF

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF FROGS ON A LOTUS LEAF
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved in high relief using the white area of the stone with five frogs of varying size seated atop a lotus leaf carved using the russet skin of the pebble, the stem of the leaf and a leafy grass tied with a ribbon carved on the underside
    4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) long, leather box


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    Provenance

    Desmond Gure Collection, 1969.


    Literature

    "The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty", TOCS, vol. 35, 1963-64, pl. 130, no. 404.
    "Chinese Jades throughout the Ages, TOCS, vol. 40, 1973-75, no. 403.


    Exhibited

    The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, London, Oriental Ceramic Society, 1964, no. 404.
    Chinese Jades throughout the Ages, London, Oriental Ceramic Society, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1975, no. 403.