15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A FEMALE IMMORTAL AND ATTENDANT
The female immortal is shown holding a large double gourd tied with a peony sprig over her shoulder, and wearing long robes with a celestial scarf that billows behind her shoulders and down her back. A young attendant stands beside her holding a slightly open lobed box issuing vapor, with a small bat in flight above his head. The well-polished stone is of pale-greenish-white color with some opaque white inclusions. A Qianlong four-character seal mark is inscribed on the base.
8 5/8 in. (21.8 cm.), wood stand
The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, Part II; Christie’s New York, 22-23 March 1991, lot 527.
Christie’s New York, 20 September 2005, lot 25.
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