A rare large celadon jade carving of a crab, Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 青玉歲歲和諧擺件
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Property from the Ezekiel Collection
A rare large celadon jade carving of a crab
Qing dynasty, 18th century
naturalistically carved crouching with long bent legs, the carapace detailed with small eyes, bumps and ridged edges, the large pincers grasping a long stalk of millet, the smoothly polished stone an even celadon colour, fitted wood stand
Length 19.6 cm, 7¾ in.
The carving is in good condition.
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.
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Sotheby's London, 7th June 1957, lot 77.
Collection of Victor Ezekiel (1905-1976).
The Animal in Chinese Art, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1968, cat. no. 525.
Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1975, cat. no. 404.
《The Animal in Chinese Art》，東方陶瓷學會，倫敦，1968年，編號525
《Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages》，東方陶瓷學會，倫敦，1975年，編號404