• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2007

    AN EMBELLISHED MUGHAL WHITE JADE PIPE MOUTHPIECE

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBELLISHED MUGHAL WHITE JADE PIPE MOUTHPIECE
    18TH CENTURY

    The body of cylindrical tubular form, hollow at one end, with narrowed waist and an upturned flower at the other supporting a globular upper section rising to a tapered tip forming the mouthpiece, decorated around the base and to the flower petals with gold-wire inlaid with pear-shaped emeralds, the well-polished stone of an even pure white tone
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) long


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    A celadon jade pipe mouthpiece of similar form was sold in Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2007, lot 1952.

    Provenance

    An important European private collection formed in the 19th century by a Russian nobleman and diplomat