Two Jadeite Dishes of "Crackers"

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Lot 91
Two Jadeite Dishes of "Crackers"

Sold for US$ 1,785 inc. premium
Two Jadeite Dishes of "Crackers"
In the tradition of trompe l'oeil work in the arts, these two small plates of "crackers" fool the eye. The semi-translucent material carved as twelve pieces of light brown "crackers" of various shapes and sizes are placed on two jadeite dishes flecked with green mottling. They do appear good enough to eat! Dishes measuring 3 x 2 in (7.7 x 5.9cm) and 3 x 2 1/2 in (7.9 x 6.5cm) (14)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased from Bonhams & Butterfields, Hong Kong, December 4, 2008, Sale 16907, Lot 507.

    The crackers symbolize joy in eating (食得是福)

    Accompanied by a report from the Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory stating the selected biscuit carving is natural jadeite and no resin was detected. Report number KJ 38221, dated 10th September 2008.
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