London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A selection of stone carvings, 19th and early 20th Century
comprising two seals of rectangular form carved in shallow relief with figures in boats before blossoming trees and rockwork -- 4 3/8in. (11cm.) high max.; a creamy agate vase carved in the form of a tree section with trailing prunus branches -- 4¾in. (12.1cm.) high; an agate vase carved to the exterior with tree shrews and fruiting vine leaves; celadon jade carvings of a flattened twin handled baluster vase and of a demon standing on one leg; jadeite carvings of a standing attendant of a figure seated in a boat; and a crystal snuff bottle -- 4in. (10.2cm.) high max.
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