An amethyst 'birds and pomegranate' carving Qianlong
Lot 400
An amethyst 'birds and pomegranate' carving Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 52,500 (US$ 6,769) inc. premium

Lot Details
An amethyst 'birds and pomegranate' carving Qianlong
Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
An amethyst 'birds and pomegranate' carving
Qianlong
The semi-translucent stone of rich dark purple tone fading towards a pale and clear white hue, worked in depiction of a bird perched on a flowering tree and feasting on ripe pomegranante fruit.
4.4cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 御製紫晶喜得百子掛珮

    Provenance 來源:
    Spink & Son Ltd., London, August 1966
    Major Walter Lees collection
    Christie's London, 16 July 2010, lot 111
    英國.倫敦史賓克公司,1966年8月
    華特.李斯少校(1904~1990)舊藏
    倫敦佳士得,2010年7月16日,拍品111


    此物來源顯赫,最早為英國老牌古董商史賓克於1966年8月所售出,後歸英國華特·李斯少校所有,直到2010年7月16日才於倫敦佳士得所舉行的一場《華特·李斯私人專拍》售出,拍品編號111。華特·李斯出生於英國愛丁堡,華特先生於1939年入伍,加入了英國駐北非軍團,在北非著名的幾場戰役期間表現卓越,他因此榮獲了「十字勳章」官拜少校,戰後華特.李斯曾任職於STAVROS NIARCHOS公司,此家公司在當時是歐洲最大船運公司,華特·李斯被任命為此船運鉅子老板身邊當特別助理,過了不久他聽從軍中好友諾頓·布拉伯恩母親介紹到法國巴黎,幫英國新的駐法大使奧利佛·哈維爵士底下工作,並展開他在巴黎極為傳奇與多采多姿的生活。在巴黎工作其間,華特·李斯得以有機會穿梭於巴黎重要高級社交圈子中,因此結識不少工商鉅子與社交名流,華特·李斯於1948年抵達巴黎後,總共在法國度過長達50年的巴黎精彩生活。
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