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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1973

    A WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A PHOENIX

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A PHOENIX
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    The phoenix well-carved with a short crest, fine eyes and finely detailed wings, with the head turned and grasping a spray of flowering peonies in its beak, a magnificent curled tail falling upon pierced ornamental rocks, the semi-translucent stone of mostly even tone
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high


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    For a very similar example see J. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1989, no. 63.