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A PINK AND GREEN TOURMALINE ‘PENSIVE MONKEY’ PENDANT, LATE QING DYNASTY
晚清碧璽猴子挂墜

China, 19th – early 20th century. The bicolored stone carved as a seated monkey resting its head in one hand and scratching its head with the other, beside a potted plant, both utilizing the yellowish-green section of the stone. The rest of the depiction, with peaches borne on gnarled branches, is carved out of the brilliant pink section of the stone. A gilt wire fitting and loop allow for suspension as a pendant.

Provenance: From the estate of Mrs. Hillebrand, Chicago, USA. Acquired by her parents in Hong Kong before 1960.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into microscopic hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 12.6 g
Dimensions: Size 2.5 x 2.2 cm (the stone only)

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related bicolored pendant of larger size at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite on 5 October 2011, lot 2518, sold for HKD 150,000, and another at Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 5 November 2013, lot 228, sold for GBP 15,000. Compare also with a bicolored tourmaline carving of a tortoise of related size (3 cm wide) at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Pavilion Sale: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art on 6 October 2015, lot 63, sold for HKD 118,750.

晚清碧璽猴子挂墜
中國,十九至二十世紀初。這款雙色石料被雕刻成一隻坐著的猴子,一隻手撐著頭,另一隻手撓著頭。旁邊利用黃綠色紋理雕刻了盆栽植物。 一側利用碧璽的明艷粉紅雕刻了桃子。鍍金金屬配件,可以作爲吊墜。

來源:芝加哥Hillebrand夫人。她的父母1960年前在香港收购。
品相:狀況極佳,輕微磨損,玉石有天然裂紋,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能會發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:12.6 克
尺寸:碧璽2.5 x 2.2 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近但尺寸稍大的雙色挂墜見香港蘇富比Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite 拍場2011年10月 5日 lot 2518, 售價HKD 150,000, ;另一件見倫敦佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 拍場2013年11月5日 lot 228, 售價GBP 15,000. 一件雙色碧璽烏龜 (寬3 厘米) 見香港佳士得The Pavilion Sale: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art 拍場2015年10月6日 lot 63, 售價HKD 118,750.

Sold for €1,464

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China, 19th – early 20th century. The bicolored stone carved as a seated monkey resting its head in one hand and scratching its head with the other, beside a potted plant, both utilizing the yellowish-green section of the stone. The rest of the depiction, with peaches borne on gnarled branches, is carved out of the brilliant pink section of the stone. A gilt wire fitting and loop allow for suspension as a pendant.

Provenance: From the estate of Mrs. Hillebrand, Chicago, USA. Acquired by her parents in Hong Kong before 1960.
Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into microscopic hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 12.6 g
Dimensions: Size 2.5 x 2.2 cm (the stone only)

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related bicolored pendant of larger size at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite on 5 October 2011, lot 2518, sold for HKD 150,000, and another at Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 5 November 2013, lot 228, sold for GBP 15,000. Compare also with a bicolored tourmaline carving of a tortoise of related size (3 cm wide) at Christie’s Hong Kong in The Pavilion Sale: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art on 6 October 2015, lot 63, sold for HKD 118,750.

晚清碧璽猴子挂墜
中國,十九至二十世紀初。這款雙色石料被雕刻成一隻坐著的猴子,一隻手撐著頭,另一隻手撓著頭。旁邊利用黃綠色紋理雕刻了盆栽植物。 一側利用碧璽的明艷粉紅雕刻了桃子。鍍金金屬配件,可以作爲吊墜。

來源:芝加哥Hillebrand夫人。她的父母1960年前在香港收购。
品相:狀況極佳,輕微磨損,玉石有天然裂紋,隨著時間的流逝,其中一些可能會發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:12.6 克
尺寸:碧璽2.5 x 2.2 厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近但尺寸稍大的雙色挂墜見香港蘇富比Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite 拍場2011年10月 5日 lot 2518, 售價HKD 150,000, ;另一件見倫敦佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 拍場2013年11月5日 lot 228, 售價GBP 15,000. 一件雙色碧璽烏龜 (寬3 厘米) 見香港佳士得The Pavilion Sale: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art 拍場2015年10月6日 lot 63, 售價HKD 118,750.

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