Lot 7
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A RARE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'QUAIL AND MILLET' BOULDER QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG / QIANLONG PERIOD

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 USD
Sold
800,000 USD
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Description

the large ovoid stone deftly carved in high relief on one side with quails in a rocky enclave, three of the birds standing on a flat rock in the lower right corner of the composition pecking at leafing stalks of millet, rockwork rising at a diagonal overhead and serving as a perch for a fourth quail also eating millet, a gnarled tree growing nearby and a waterfall cascading in the deeply carved background, the opposite side carved with a river flowing between karsts, leafing and flowering branches peeking out from the sides of the hills, clouds swirling above, the stone a very pale seafoam green with orange-russet skin reserved for the coloration of the principal decorative features, wood stand (2)
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