3 December 2008,
Price realised HKD 150,000
Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000
A YELLOW JADE PURSE-FORM POMANDER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Of flattened semi-circular form, each naturalistically carved in shallow relief with grooves to imitate the pleats of a silk purse, tightly gathered at the short neck, each side pierced with a pair of holes for attachment, further detailed with insects in flight above flowers, the cover similarly carved with matching grooves, the underside with two apertures for fastening of the silk cord to the receptacle
2 7/8 in. (7. 2 cm.) across
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An example of this form carved of pale yellow-brown jade is illustrated by J. Rawson, Chinese Jade, From the Neolithic to the Qing, British Museum Press, 1995, fig. 25:33, dated to the Ming period.
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