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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 960

    AN ARCHAISTIC OPAQUE JADE CHIME

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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    AN ARCHAISTIC OPAQUE JADE CHIME
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The curved plaque is carved on both sides as an archaistic bird with hooked beak, wings, a clawed foot, curled tail feathers and scrolls on the body, as well as a small archaistic bird on the lower edge. The tail feathers and beak have openings for suspension. The stone shades from pale grey green to reddish brown in color. Together with Centrium Voor Kunst En Cultuur, China Cultuur Vroeger en Nu, St. Pietersbdij, 1979, and H. A. van Oort, Chinese kunst, 1980.
    7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    Henri Michel collection.
    M. Dumoulin, Melsbroek, Belgium, 18 August 1987.


    Literature

    Centrium Voor Kunst En Cultuur, China Cultuur Vroeger en Nu, St. Pietersbdij, 1979, p. 223, no. 393.
    H.A. van Oort, Chinese kunst, 1980, p. 28.
    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 110, no. 63.


    Exhibited

    Centrium Voor Kunst En Cultuur, China Cultuur Vroeger en Nu, St. Pietersbdij, 8 December 1979 - 27 January 1980, p. 223, no. 393.
    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1006, no. 63.