27 May 2009,
Price realised HKD 175,000
Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000
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.
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