China. Finely carved in the form of an axe-form bell detailed with a band of archaistic dragons below neatly incised ruyi heads forming a beast head, all surmounted by a bi disk and a pair of confronting chilong. The translucent stone of an attractive white tone with veins and patches of black.
Provenance: From a notable English private collector of Chinese jades. Sotheby's London, 16 June 2020, lot 241, sold for GBP 3,750 or approx. EUR 5,360 (converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing). A private collector, acquired from the above. A copy of the original invoice from Sotheby's, dated 16 June 2020, accompanies this lot.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, microscopic nibbling, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.
Weight: 85.2 g
Dimensions: Height 12.2 cm
With a fitted silk box. (2)
Auction result comparison: Compare with a related white jade pendant, also in the form of an axe-form bell, of considerably smaller size and dated to the 18th/19th century, at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 8 October 2013, lot 3329, sold for HKD 225,000.
來源：英國知名中國玉器私人收藏。倫敦蘇富比2020年6月16日，lot 241，售價GBP 3,750（相當於今日EUR 5,000）。一個私人收藏購於上述拍賣。拍品隨附蘇富比2020年6月16日發票複印本。
拍賣結果比較：一件相近鐘形白玉佩，尺寸稍小，十八至十九世紀，見香港蘇富比 Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art拍場2013年10月8日 lot 3329, 售價HKD 225,000。
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