Chinese Jade Carvings From a Distinguished European Collection

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Date of the auction: 28.05.2021

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A FINELY-CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'GOLDFISH' BOX AND COVER A...

A FINELY-CARVED WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'GOLDFISH' BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The box is carved in the form of a goldfish resting on its four fins, the scales delicately incised on the body. The stone is of an exceptionally pale tone, with an attractive network of mottled russet

Lot #: 2701

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A FINELY-CARVED WHITE JADE 'CRANE AND PEACH' BOX AND COVER A FINELY-CARVED...

A FINELY-CARVED WHITE JADE 'CRANE AND PEACH' BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The box and cover are carved in the form of a recumbent crane with its head turned sharply backwards, clasping a fruiting peach branch in its beak. The feathers are incised in fine detail and the crest is inset

Lot #: 2702

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A SMALL WHITE JADE 'ELEPHANT' RHYTON A SMALL WHITE JADE 'ELEPHANT' RHYTON...

A SMALL WHITE JADE 'ELEPHANT' RHYTON QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The lower section of the rhyton is cleverly carved in the form of an elephant head, with its tusks and trunk acting as supports. The upper section is carved with a band of archaistic 'C'-scrolls, beside a handle in the form of a

Lot #: 2703

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A WHITE JADE 'LOTUS' STAND A WHITE JADE 'LOTUS' STAND QING DYNASTY, 18TH...

A WHITE JADE 'LOTUS' STAND QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The stand is carved in the form of a circular lotus flower, the petals curling over the rim, with a lotus pod to the centre, all supported on a tall flared foot carved and pierced with a band of stylised lappets. The stone is of an exceptionally

Lot #: 2704

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A WHITE JADE 'FINGER CITRON' CARVING A WHITE JADE 'FINGER CITRON' CARVING...

A WHITE JADE 'FINGER CITRON' CARVING QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The group is carved in the form of two finger citrons growing from a gnarled leafy stem. The stone is of a pale tone with some minor brownish speckled inclusions. 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) high, zitan stand

Lot #: 2705

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MASSIVE AND FINELY-CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER A...

A MASSIVE AND FINELY-CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The vase is elaborately carved to each side with a central lotus amongst leafy foliage, surrounded by four of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, all below a band of cicadas and a band of stylised

Lot #: 2706

Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$2,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' WASHER A SPINACH-GREEN JADE...

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' WASHER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The washer is carved in the form of a large chrysanthemum flower, with an intricate network of overlapping petals, growing from a leafy stem, carved to the underside with exquisitely-rendered leafy tendrils. The shoulders are

Lot #: 2707

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' STEM BOWL A SPINACH-GREEN JADE...

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' STEM BOWL QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY The bowl is carved with fluted sides in imitation of a chrysanthemum flower, supported on a tall foot decorated with stylised lappet bands. The bowl and stem are carved to the sides with foliate loops with loose rings. The

Lot #: 2708

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A MUGHAL SPINACH-GREEN JADE OVAL BOX AND COVER A MUGHAL SPINACH-GREEN JADE...

A MUGHAL SPINACH-GREEN JADE OVAL BOX AND COVER 19TH CENTURY The box is carved to the sides with a wide band of delicate floral sprays. The cover is carved with further floral branches encircling a central panel of flower heads and scrolling foliage. The stone is of a rich spinach tone with some

Lot #: 2709

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN EMBELLISHED WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE STEM BOWL AND COVER AN...

AN EMBELLISHED WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE STEM BOWL AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The bowl and cover are carved and inset with white jade embellishments to depict butterflies, peonies and melons growing from leafy vines, all raised on an elaborately-worked tall foot decorated to the central

Lot #: 2710

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN IMPERIAL FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSH POT AN...

AN IMPERIAL FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSH POT QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The brush pot is exquisitely carved and pierced with a continuous scene of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo grove in a mountainous landscape, raised on five bracket-form feet. The stone is of a rich

Lot #: 2711

Estimate: HK$3,000,000 - HK$5,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE DOUBLE GOURD-FORM 'TWIN BATS' WASHER A WHITE AND...

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE DOUBLE GOURD-FORM 'TWIN BATS' WASHER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The washer is carved in the form of two overlapping circles, the reticulated handles each representing a stylised bat confronting a chime, with a loose ring. The stone is of a mottled milky-white tone with some

Lot #: 2712

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A CHICKEN BONE JADE 'ZODIAC ANIMALS' BOWL A CHICKEN BONE JADE 'ZODIAC...

A CHICKEN BONE JADE 'ZODIAC ANIMALS' BOWL QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The bowl is finely-carved to the sides with shaped cartouches, each enclosing two of the twelve zodiac animal figures, between intricate foliate motifs to the rims and sides. The foot rim is embellished with six delicate ruyi-form

Lot #: 2713

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$100,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PALE GREYISH-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE DOUBLE GOURD-FORM 'FIVE BATS' VASE AND...

A PALE GREYISH-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE DOUBLE GOURD-FORM 'FIVE BATS' VASE AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The vase is carved in the form of a double gourd, with five bats, wufu amidst fruiting peach branches encircling the exterior. The cover is in the form of a stalk. The stone is of a pale

Lot #: 2714

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PALE GREYISH-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC 'CHILONG' CUP A PALE...

A PALE GREYISH-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC 'CHILONG' CUP MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The cup is carved and pierced to either side with a sinuous chilong in high relief and is delicately incised to the body with a band of archaistic taotie on a ground of stylised 'C'-scroll. The stone is of a

Lot #: 2715

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER A SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD...

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The censer is carved to the body with stylised taotie masks amonsgt leafy scrolling foliage, all between a pair of winged mythical beast-head handles. The cover is carved with an elaborate bud-form finial encircled by a

Lot #: 2716

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE ‘MANDARIN DUCK AND LOTUS’ VASE AND COVER AN...

AN ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE ‘MANDARIN DUCK AND LOTUS’ VASE AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The group is carved in the form of a duck with its neck turn sharply backwards, clasping a lotus stem in its beak, with a two-handled vase emerging from its back. The body is incised with archaistic 'C

Lot #: 2717

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA A PALE GREENISH-WHITE...

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The figure is carved seated in dhyanasana, with the hands held in dhyanamudra, dressed in long flowing robes and draped with intricate beaded garlands. The hair is styled in tight curls, the stone is of a pale

Lot #: 2718

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN INLAID GREENISH-WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER AN INLAID GREENISH-WHITE JADE...

AN INLAID GREENISH-WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The group is carved in the form of a vase emerging from rocks, with a pair of scroll-form handles to the neck. It is delicately-inlaid to the sides with spinach-green jade and tourmaline to depict flowering prunus branches and

Lot #: 2719

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE...

A FINELY-CARVED AND RETICULATED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND SPINACH-GREEN JADE PARFUMIER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The body of the parfumier is intricately carved and pierced with a continuous scene of scholars amongst pine and wutong in a mountainous landscape beside a pavilion. The ends are applied

Lot #: 2720

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CENSER A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CENSER QIANLONG...

A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CENSER QIANLONG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The censer is carved to the sides with a band of archaistic motifs in low relief, between a pair of stylised phoenix-head handles. The stone is of an exceptionally pale tone, with a few areas of minor

Lot #: 2721

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN IMPERIAL AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF GREENISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED...

AN IMPERIAL AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF GREENISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED HAT STANDS QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each stand is carved in multiple interlocking sections, intricately slotted together around a central column, supported by three brackets carved with archaistic dragons. The upper

Lot #: 2722

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,500,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE SET OF PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE EIGHT...

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE SET OF PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE EIGHT BUDDHIST EMBLEMS, BAJIXIANG QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Each ornament is carved to depict one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, raised on a lotus bud, above a stem carved with elaborate scrolling foliage, supported on a base

Lot #: 2723

Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$4,000,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PAIR OF MOTTLED JADEITE 'MAGNOLIA' VASES A PAIR OF MOTTLED JADEITE...

A PAIR OF MOTTLED JADEITE 'MAGNOLIA' VASES 20TH CENTURY Each vase is carved in the form of a large magnolia flower, growing from a stem sprouting leaves and buds. One vase is carved with a cat perched on the flower, while the other is carved with an insect. The stones are of a mottled pale lavender

Lot #: 2724

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PAIR OF MOTTLED PALE AND APPLE-GREEN JADEITE MODELS OF CRANES A PAIR OF...

A PAIR OF MOTTLED PALE AND APPLE-GREEN JADEITE MODELS OF CRANES QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY Each bird is carved standing on a gnarled lingzhi branch, with one leg raised, clasping a lingzhi sprig in its mouth. The feathers are incised in fine detail on the bodies and the crests are inset with coral

Lot #: 2725

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A PAIR OF LARGE JADEITE QUATREFOIL-FORM OPENWORK 'CHILONG AND PRUNUS...

A PAIR OF LARGE JADEITE QUATREFOIL-FORM OPENWORK 'CHILONG AND PRUNUS' WASHERS QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY Each washer is raised on four feet, carved to the interior with a sinous chilong in high relief. The sides are carved with elaborate flowering prunus branches, which spill over the rims, forming

Lot #: 2726

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A LARGE AND VERY RARE GREEN HARDSTONE 'DUCK AND LOTUS POD' CARVING A LARGE...

A LARGE AND VERY RARE GREEN HARDSTONE 'DUCK AND LOTUS POD' CARVING QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY The group is carved in the form of a recumbent duck and its young, clasping a millet and lotus sprig in its beak. The crest and wings are embellished with archaistic motifs. The stone is of a mottled

Lot #: 2727

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A LAPIS LAZULI 'PHOENIX' VASE AND COVER A LAPIS LAZULI 'PHOENIX' VASE AND...

A LAPIS LAZULI 'PHOENIX' VASE AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY The vase is carved to the sides and cover with five phoenix in high relief, their tail feathers delicately picked out. The stone is of a rich cobalt blue tone with gold and white flecked inclusions. 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high

Lot #: 2728

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A CARNELIAN AGATE 'LOTUS LEAF' VASE A CARNELIAN AGATE 'LOTUS LEAF' VASE...

A CARNELIAN AGATE 'LOTUS LEAF' VASE QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The vase is carved in the form of a lotus leaf tied with a rope, surrounded by fish and smaller leaves cleverly highlighted in the coral-red areas of the stone. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high

Lot #: 2729

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2021

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A LARGE CORAL CARVING OF A FEMALE IMMORTAL A LARGE CORAL CARVING OF A...

A LARGE CORAL CARVING OF A FEMALE IMMORTAL QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY The immortal is depicted holding a vase, dressed in long flowing robes and beside two cranes amongst pine branches. 14 1/2 in. (37 cm.) high

Lot #: 2730

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 May 2021