29 April 1997
THREE AGATE CARVINGS
One carved with a monkey clinging onto a peach bough, with a ruyi fungus carved from a darker inclusion; another, with a monkey clinging onto a double gourd, with a darker inclusion utilised to form its eyes and the butterflies, with some calligraphy on the reverse; and a third, carved as a rat among peanuts, carved from the white skin of the stone, 19th century, two carvings not illustrated
Monkey and ruyi 50.5 x 30.85 x 17.85 mm.
Monkey and butterfly 50.3 x 38.0 x 18.4 mm.
Peanut and mouse 45.3 x 38.1 x 17.0 mm. (3)
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Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art