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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'POMEGRANATE' CARVING
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 HKD
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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'POMEGRANATE' CARVING
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'POMEGRANATE' CARVING
QING DYNASTY
skilfully rendered with the russet skin of the white stone, depicting an insect on a ripe pomegranate borne on a gnarled leafy branch, later converted into a snuff bottle
6.8 cm, 2 5/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Fruits and flowers encapsulating auspicious messages were highly favoured in the 18th century and the pomegranate was especially popular as it stood for abundance and fertility. A carving of a pomegranate is illustrated in James C.Y. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, pl. 78; one was sold in our London rooms, 15th May 2013, lot 58; another from the collection of James H. Kelley, was sold at Christie’s New York, 15th September 2009, lot 154; a slightly larger example depicting two pomegranates, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Jade, vol. 9, Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, pl. 162; and another was sold in these rooms, 7th October 2015, lot 3612.

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong