• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    THREE SMALL JADE CARVINGS

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Price Realised  

    THREE SMALL JADE CARVINGS
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    One of pale yellow jade, carved as a leafy vine bearing two melons, with a butterfly alighted on one side; one a semi-translucent white huang carved on both sides with archaistic motifs and pierced at either end; the third a white carving of a buddhistic lion and cub contesting a ribbon-tied brocade ball
    2 1/8, 3¼ and 2 5/8 in. (5.4, 8.2 and 6.1 cm.) long (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN