A very fine pale celadon jade carving of Two Ducks Qianlong

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Lot 160
A very fine pale celadon jade carving of Two Ducks
Qianlong

Sold for £ 14,400 (US$ 18,480) inc. premium
A very fine pale celadon jade carving of Two Ducks
Qianlong
The two canoodling birds in an allusion to the Constancy of Marriage, with their heads together, holding a large lotus stem and flower; the stone of whitish hue with some russet inclusion and with elegantly rendered detail. 4 inches [10 cms.] diameter; with wood stand [2]

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Collection of Mr and Mrs Alfred Clark.

    Compare a similar design in Kleiner 'Chinese Jades from The Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman' [Page 69/No.61]. The Hartman example, from the Miami collection of Mrs. Betty Schmitt, has a more celadon hue with russet inclusion than the example offered here, and dates from the 16th/17th Century.
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