11 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
TWO PALE CELADON JADE BOXES AND COVERS AND ONE JADEITE BOX AND COVER
The group comprises: a pale celadon peach-form box carved in low relief with a leafy stem and a bat; a pale greyish celadon circular domed box with a central medallion enclosing archaistic scrolls; and a jadeite flower-head-shaped box with ribbed petals extending from the stamen, the stone a pale celadon tone with cloudy white flecks and an apple green inclusion.
The largest 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm.) diam.
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