19 September 2013,
Price realised USD 10,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A WHITE JADE 'EGGPLANT' PENDANT
PROBABLY IMPERIAL, ATTRIBUTED TO THE PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1750-1850
The thick pendant is carved in the round as two eggplants borne on a leafy stem. Together with an olive-green and russet jade pendant carved as two lobed melons borne on a leafy vine, and on one side with a butterfly highlighted by the brownish mottling of the stone, as is a leaf above.
2¼ and 2 in. (5.7 and 5.2 cm.) high (2)
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A white jade bottle of similar shape is illustrated in Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1991, p. 167, no. 166.
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
Please note the dating of this lot should read 18th/19th century.
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