London, South Kensington
9 September 2015
TWO CHINESE JADEITE CARVINGS
One a bi disc carved with two confronting chilong grasping lingzhi sprigs in their mouths, the reverse with archaistic 'C' scrolls in low relief, the stone of a greenish-white and vibrant russet tone; the other a pendant carved and pierced to the top with a crouching qilin below a cat chasing a butterfly carved in low relief, the stone of a pale lavender and bright apple green tone
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) diam.
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