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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'PEACH AND POMEGRANATE' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'PEACH AND POMEGRANATE' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'PEACH AND POMEGRANATE' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
finely carved in the round as a ripe peach and pomegranate borne on gnarled leafy branches, two bats perched on the large peach, the pomegranate skin split open to reveal seeds, the stone an even, translucent white with a hint of pale celadon undertone and patches of orange-russet, wood stand (2)
Width 4 5/8  in., 12 cm
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Provenance

Oriental Rarities (Alan Hartman), New York, 19th October 1981.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 367.

Catalogue Note

The imagery in the present carving conveys many auspicious wishes including longevity, abundance, fertility, and blessings. A jade 'peach and bat' group, similar in composition but with a second peach replacing the pomegranate, sold in these rooms, 20th March 2019, lot 599. See also examples sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1st June 2017, lot 45, and 29th November 2018, lot 769. White and russet jade carvings of pomegranates also sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 1st June 2017, lot 13, and in our London rooms, 17th May 2019, lot 252. Compare also a celadon jade 'pomegranate' group, sold Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2013, lot 1945.

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

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New York