11 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 3,000
AN OPENWORK AGATE 'DRAGONFLY AND GOURD' PENDANT, AN AGATE 'PEACH' PENDANT, AND A CELADON JADE DISC
The group comprises a translucent pale grey agate pendant carved with a dragonfly on top of a double gourd vine, the brown skin of the stone highlights the insect's eyes and the inscription reading fushou daji that may be translated as 'happiness, longevity and luck'; together with a carved and pierced carnelian agate pendant with peaches on a leafy vine; and a reticulated jade disc with rope twist borders.
The largest, 2 ¼ in. (5.5 cm.) long
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The openwork agate pendant can be compared to a small Suzhou agate pendant sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2013, lot 1198.
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