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A PALE CELADON JADE HINGED PLAYTHING
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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A PALE CELADON JADE HINGED PLAYTHING
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 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 PALE CELADON JADE HINGED PLAYTHING
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
the flat stone shaped as a ruyi head with the short 'stem' serving as the hinge, one side hollowed with an oval recession, the reserved stone forming an integral openwork pendant in the shape of a pair of confronting chilong, a tab incised with geometric motifs extending from the pendant and forming the inner component of the hinge, the pendant and tab fitting neatly into the recessed space when the plaything is closed, the opposite side carved in low relief with a heron perched on a rock in a pond with reeds rising from the water all around, the shallow walls carved with two long slits, the stone a very pale green with a few white inclusions
Width 2 1/8  in., 5.4 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving.

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

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New York