A large pale-green jade carp  17th/18th century
Lot 27
A large pale green jade 'swimming carp' group 17th/18th century
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 47,000 - 63,000

Lot Details
The Property of a Lady
A large pale green jade 'swimming carp' group
17th/18th century
The pale-green stone with some light brown and cloudy inclusions, carved as a lively carp swimming through foaming waves, gripping in its mouth a spray of lotus with two large blooms and two leaf-pads, wood stand.
19.5cm (7¾in) long (2).

Footnotes

  • 十七/十八世紀 青玉雕鯉魚

    Provenance: purchased by the present owner at Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Paris, on 7 February 1978

    The carp is a symbol of wealth and abundance. Compare a pale greenish-white swimming carp, slightly larger than the present lot and dated to the 18th century, included in the Oriental Ceramic Society Exhibition, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1975, Catalogue, pl.405.
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