2010
2010
A WHITE JADE CARVING OF AN OLD MAN AND HIS WIFE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
180,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2010
A WHITE JADE CARVING OF AN OLD MAN AND HIS WIFE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
180,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A WHITE JADE CARVING OF AN OLD MAN AND HIS WIFE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the translucent white jade well carved with a bearded old man dressed in a long robe carrying his wife upon his back, the old lady holding a fan in her right hand, the stone of even tone with a few short russet veins
6.5 cm., 2 1/2 in.
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Exhibited

Exquisite Jade Carving, The University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 42.

Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 193. 

Catalogue Note

The subject of this carving is in the tradition of jugglers and conjurors that performed with puppets on their backs to simulate two people. A similar figure, in the McElney collection and now in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, was included in the exhibitions Chinese Jade: Stone for the Emperors, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Greater Columbia, 1986, cat. no. 79, and Jades from China, Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no. 353.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong