1993
1993
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF MANDARIN DUCKS
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 620,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1993
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF MANDARIN DUCKS
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 620,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF MANDARIN DUCKS
SONG DYNASTY

the stone carved in the form of a pair of mandarin ducks kissing, their beaks connected, feet touching and wings overlapping, one duck dyed russet, the other duck left white


5.1 cm., 2 in.
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Exhibited

Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 120.

Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 156.

Catalogue Note

This piece is notable for its charming and naturalistic depiction of the ducks; see a related carving sold at Christie's New York, 30th November 1984, lot 433. For an example portraying two ducks, but with the head of one resting on the back of the other, see one sold at Christie's New York, 16th October 2001, lot 213.

A pair of mandarin ducks is symbolic of fidelity and a happy marriage, and pieces such as the present carving would have been appropriate wedding gifts.

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