PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PALE CELADON JADE 'LIU HAI AND TOAD' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the joyful immortal carved with a string of coins in his right hand and riding a large beribboned double-gourd with a three-legged toad on the reverse, the stone an even pale celadon tone
Length 5.9 cm, 2⅜ in.
This carving is in good condition, apart from a few minute nicks to the edges. The actual colour is slightly less yellow than the catalogue illustration.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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