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    Sale 12292

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II

    11 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 848

    A YELLOW JADE 'THREE FRIENDS OF WINTER' CARVING

    18TH-19TH CENTURY

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    A YELLOW JADE 'THREE FRIENDS OF WINTER' CARVING
    18TH-19TH CENTURY
    The carving depicts a large pine branch with a bamboo sprig to one side and a flowering prunus stem to the other. The base with a xing you heng tang incised seal mark. The stone is of a yellowish-green tone with some minor pale brown inclusions.
    3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long, wood stand


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    The hall mark reading 'xing you heng tang' may be translated as 'the Hall of Perpetuation'. It is known that this hall belonged to Dai Quan (1794-1854), a Manchu official and a descendant of the Emperor Qianlong, whose family's collection of works of art and calligraphy was particularly famous during the mid-19th century.

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