PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A WHITE JADE 'BOYS' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
carved with two smiling boys playing with a dog and a bird on a large well-detailed plantain leaf, the translucent stone an even white tone with light russet highlights
Length 8.5 cm, 3⅜ in.
This carving is in good condition, apart from some minute nicks to the extremities. The stone has some natural inclusions.
"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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."