Lot 12
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A CELADON AND BEIGE JADE 'HEHE ERXIAN' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • Height 3 1/4  in., 8.2 cm
carved in high relief with one boy standing and the other seated on the ground alongside, the standing boy with the right foot positioned atop a rocky outcrop and holding a lotus stem at the chest, the stem extending over the right shoulder and suspending a large bud and two broad lotus pads at the boy's sides, the smiling face directed down towards his brother's, the seated boy clutching a covered box and gazing merrily upward, the reverse carved in high relief with a gnarled pine tree, a pair of small dogs, lingzhi, and a bird, the boys a pale yellowing-celadon hue transmuting to taupe at the reverse and one side, wood stand (2)

Provenance

Oriental Rarities (Alan Hartman), New York, 18th March 1980.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 322.
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