• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 172

    AN AGATE TREE-TRUNK VASE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AGATE TREE-TRUNK VASE
    18TH CENTURY
    Well carved with a pheasant perched on a gnarled branch beside pine and prunus, the flowers cleverly highlighted using the outer skin of the stone, and the milky-white striations picking out the pheasant
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Purchased from Hugh Moss Ltd. in July 1969.
    The Plesch Collections (Hv9).