29 March 2006
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE LOTUS LEAF POURING VESSEL
In the form of a large lotus leaf tapering to a spout at one end and carved around the sides with a lotus pod, a blossom and other leaves, all borne on stems that form the openwork base and support two water birds, a third bird seated on the out-turned rim of the leaf; together with a pale greenish-white jade carving of a gnarled branch bearing two pomegranates
6¾ and 6 in. (17.2 and 15.2 cm.) long, wood stand (2)
The first: Sotheby's, New York, 25 February 1983, lot 227.
The second: The Art Institute of Chicago; Sotheby's, New York, 9 October 1987, lot 222.
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