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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1529

    A WHITE JADE PEACH-SHAPED WATER COUPE

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE PEACH-SHAPED WATER COUPE
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The pebble is finely carved in the form of a gently compressed peach with a mouth rim of conforming shape, opening to a well hollowed interior forming the receptacle, the exterior finely carved in high relief with a pair of bats, both in flight above a tree branch, growing prunus flowers and slender leaves, the semi-translucent white stone with areas of natural beige inclusion, worked to highlight the overall design
    4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) wide, stand


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    The imagery of the design is highly auspicious as the peach is traditionally symbolic of immortality, while the bats represent good fortune.

    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.107


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, March 13-26, 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004