2037
2037
AN UNUSUAL WHITE JADE 'BIRD' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,100,000 HKD
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2037
AN UNUSUAL WHITE JADE 'BIRD' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,100,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN UNUSUAL WHITE JADE 'BIRD' BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
the white stone of an even milky tone with natural veins and inclusions, the cover well carved in the round in the shape of a bird with round eyes, short beak, and long striated tail, its feathery wings tucked on the sides, the fitted box with a high oval inner lip, the underside carved in low relief with clawed feet
16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

This box appears to have been carved as a dove and the flawless white stone heightens the serenity of the subject. Jade boxes carved after animal and bird forms are well-known from the middle-Qing period; for a quail-shaped box see one included in the exhibition A Romance with Jade from the De An Tang Collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 86; another carved in the form of a phoenix sold in these rooms, 23rd October 2005, lot 331; and a pair of peacock boxes also sold in these rooms, 8th October 2006, lot 1105.

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