19 - 20 September 2013
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A SMALL CARNELIAN AGATE TREE-TRUNK VASE
The vase is in the shape of an irregular section of tree trunk carved from the ivory-colored area of the stone, while the reddish areas are used to carve a stag seated at the base of a fruiting peach tree that issues from the base on one side, and lingzhi below a small bat at the rim on the other side. The base is incised with a Qianlong four-character seal mark.
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Acquired in New York before 1965.
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