A fine pale green jade 'phoenix' finial Qinalong
Lot 228*
A fine white jade 'phoenix' finial Qianlong
Sold for £114,000 (US$ 193,662) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A fine white jade 'phoenix' finial
Qianlong
Finely worked depicting the recumbent bird, its folded wings carved with archaistic designs in low relief and its tail feathers picked out with delicately-incised lines, the stone of white tone with minor russet and grey inclusions, wood stand.
12.6cm (5in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: purchased in Sydney, Australia in the 1950s/60s

    Exhibited: 28th International Congress of Orientalists, Exhibition of Asian Documentary and Art Materials, Canberra, 6-12 January 1971

    Compare a white jade phoenix, similarly depicted with archaistic wings, illustrated by R.Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, fig.199.
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