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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 637

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE PAIR OF JADE AND HARDSTONE LOTUS PLANTS IN PAINTED ENAMEL JARDINIERES

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE PAIR OF JADE AND HARDSTONE LOTUS PLANTS IN PAINTED ENAMEL JARDINIERES
    19TH CENTURY
    Each jardiniére painted with butterflies flitting amidst various flowers and fruits reserved on a turquoise ground, the interior fitted with an insert carved to imitate rippling water from which rise the long silk-wrapped stems of lotus and sagittaria plants carved from jadeite, green and white jade, agate and rose quartz, both with a yellow jade egret standing in the 'water', one with a grey agate bird perched on a leaf stem, and the other with a dragonfly
    22 in. (56 cm.) high approximately (2)


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    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


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    Please note that this lot is being offered at no reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION