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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF LIU HAI
QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF LIU HAI
QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF LIU HAI
QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
kneeling and paddling a boat fashioned from a live pine tree, the gnarled trunk rising from the stern, its twisting branches extending forward to form a canopy, a chirping bird perched atop one of the branches, Liu Hai positioned at the bow gazing down at the water while pushing the oar through the ripples rising along the boat's hull, the sleeve of the robe sweeping upward from the action, accompanied by a three-legged toad, the stone an even, translucent pale green tone, wood stand (2)
Length 4 7/8  in., 12.5 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 5th March 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 389.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York