13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
GBP 2,000 - GBP 4,000
A MUGHAL-STYLE SPINACH-GREEN JADE CHRYSANTHEMUM BOWL
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The bowl is carved with bands of chrysanthemum flower petals radiating from a central flower head to the foliate rim. The stone is of a mottled spinach-green tone with paler greenish-white and black flecks and dark green fissures.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
+44 (0) 20 7752 3389
Property from an old private UK Collection prior to 1989 and then by descent.
Property from the Hamilton Smith Collection.
PROPERTY FROM AN OLD PRIVATE UK COLLECTION
Margaret Gristina contemplates this ‘exquisite’ 600-year-old emblem of the long relationship between the Rockefellers and China
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life
How to get clued up on everything from reign marks to firing flaws, palettes, glazes and the different kilns
From the colour of your outfit to the number of dragons on your coat, how Qing-dynasty clothing told everyone exactly who you were
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April