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Lot 203: CELADON JADE CARVED 'PHOENIX AND PEACH' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY 16.5cm long
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
CELADON JADE CARVED 'PHOENIX AND PEACH' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the phoenix in a recumbent position with legs tucked under the body and head turned backwards, the long, arched tail carved in openwork with separate feathers, the beak holding a leafy branch bearing three ripe peaches, the stone of a celadon tone with fine snowflake inclusions
- Good overall condition
- There is a crack to the curling end of one feather which has been reglued, the crack however is the result of a natural fissure
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The Collection of Professor J.E.Webb (1915-2011) (for more information on Professor Webb, please see lot 223), acquired from William Clayton Fine Chinese Jade, Porcelain and Oriental Works of Art, with original receipt dated 29th January 1972.