670
670

PROPERTY FROM THE ZHIJINGZHAI COLLECTION

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CONCH-FORM WASHER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 525,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
670

PROPERTY FROM THE ZHIJINGZHAI COLLECTION

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CONCH-FORM WASHER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 525,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CONCH-FORM WASHER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY
naturalistically carved with a fluted body resting on a bed of swirling waves
9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

It is uncommon to find jade vessels modelled in the form of conch shells. See a larger Jiaqing-period white jade conch-shaped brushwasher from the collection of Rev Victor Farmer, sold in our London rooms, 7th November 2012, lot 249. Compare also a large white jade conch shell, the exterior carved in low-relief with the bajixiang, from the Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 1st December 2010, lot 2960. Symbolic of the far-reaching sound of the Buddha’s teachings, white conch shells were often carved with Buddhist imagery and employed as a Tibetan Buddhist ritual implement.

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong