A white jade 'magpie and fruits' carving Qing dynasty
Lot 233
A white jade 'magpie and fruits' carving Qing dynasty
HK$ 360,000 - 420,000
US$ 46,000 - 54,000

Lot Details
A white jade 'magpie and fruits' carving Qing dynasty A white jade 'bird and fruits' carving Qing dynasty A white jade 'bird and fruits' carving Qing dynasty
A white jade 'magpie and fruits' carving
Qing dynasty
Naturalistically worked in the form of fruiting branches issuing leaves and ripe rounded fruits, a bird standing atop one of the tree branches, its head turned left upwards and body flanked by feathery wings and tail.
4.9cm wide.

Footnotes

  • 清 白玉帶皮喜報三元掛件

    The three rounded 'longan' fruits are homophones of 'sanyuan', which represent the three top titles achieved after passing three Imperial examinations and the magpie is a metaphor of good news. The combination of the magpie with the fruits hence stands for bringing the good news of winning the 'three firsts'.
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