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Lot 37 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A FINE AGATE ‘MELON AND BOY’ GROUP, QING
清代瑪瑙巧雕瓜瓞童子

China, 1750-1850. Carved as two melons borne on a leafy branch with a boy holding on to their vines and climbing up the elongated fruit. While the reticulated top section makes this a perfect, if somewhat large pendant, the carving may also be used as a weight or a brush rest. The translucent agate of a warm, honey-colored tone.

Provenance: Old British private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, natural inclusions to the stone, few microscopic nibbles.

Weight: 136.0 g
Dimensions: Length 10.7 cm

Auction result comparison: A related jade carving with a similar motif was offered by Sotheby’s London in Important Chinese Art on 13 May 2015, lot 126, bought-in at an estimate of GBP 8,000-12,000.

清代瑪瑙巧雕瓜瓞童子
中國,1750-1850。巧雕瓜瓞綿延,童子手持瓜籐攀爬到瓜上。雖然網狀頂部使它可以作爲大吊墜使用,但也可以用作鎮紙或筆擱。柔和蜂蜜色的半透明瑪瑙。

來源:英國私人老收藏
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損,天然包漿,有細微磕損。

重量:136.0 克
尺寸:長10.7厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近造型的玉雕見於倫敦蘇富比Important Chinese Art拍場,2015年5月13日,lot 126,估價GBP 8,000-12,000.

Starting price
€250
Estimate
€500
 

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China, 1750-1850. Carved as two melons borne on a leafy branch with a boy holding on to their vines and climbing up the elongated fruit. While the reticulated top section makes this a perfect, if somewhat large pendant, the carving may also be used as a weight or a brush rest. The translucent agate of a warm, honey-colored tone.

Provenance: Old British private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, natural inclusions to the stone, few microscopic nibbles.

Weight: 136.0 g
Dimensions: Length 10.7 cm

Auction result comparison: A related jade carving with a similar motif was offered by Sotheby’s London in Important Chinese Art on 13 May 2015, lot 126, bought-in at an estimate of GBP 8,000-12,000.

清代瑪瑙巧雕瓜瓞童子
中國,1750-1850。巧雕瓜瓞綿延,童子手持瓜籐攀爬到瓜上。雖然網狀頂部使它可以作爲大吊墜使用,但也可以用作鎮紙或筆擱。柔和蜂蜜色的半透明瑪瑙。

來源:英國私人老收藏
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損,天然包漿,有細微磕損。

重量:136.0 克
尺寸:長10.7厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近造型的玉雕見於倫敦蘇富比Important Chinese Art拍場,2015年5月13日,lot 126,估價GBP 8,000-12,000.

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Auction: TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021

Our two-day premium auction features 782 stunning lots, many of museum quality, with 152 named provenances ranging from museum deaccessions to notable collectors, and from the intriguing to the illustrious. Among these are the last emperor of Vietnam, the personal physician of Puyi, the Commander of the German Marine for East Asia, the Deputy Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia, the Rockefeller and Rothschild families, Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini, the granddaughter of the Coca-Cola founder, noted artists Lindy Guinness, Lü Xiaguang and Zhou Shengli as well as historic dealerships Bluett, Spink, Rare Art, Vermeer & Griggs, Roger Keverne, Nicholas Grindley, Eileen Kershaw, Myrna Myers, Dr. Otto Burchard, only to name very few. On the first day of the auction, 409 lots will be offered, including Works of Art; Hardstones, Jades and Seals; Ceramics and Porcelain; and Snuff Bottles. The second day will see the remaining 373 lots fall under the hammer, including Bronzes and Sculptures; Organic Material and Furniture; Thangkas, Textiles and Paintings; and, last but not least, Buddhism and Hinduism.  

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