1819
1819
AN IMPERIAL CARVED JADE PRAYING MANTIS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
250,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 740,000 HKD
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1819
AN IMPERIAL CARVED JADE PRAYING MANTIS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
250,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 740,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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AN IMPERIAL CARVED JADE PRAYING MANTIS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the slender stone of translucent white tone with natural veining, intricately carved in the shape of a recumbent praying mantis intertwined by a leafy branch, its head and folded wings cleverly carved through the russet skin, the underside with delicate legs tucked in openwork below its well-articulated abdomen
Quantity: 1
11.2 cm., 4 3/8 in.
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Provenance

John Sparks Ltd. London, 4th March 1980.

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