Lot 242: FINE JADEITE CARVING OF A BASKET OF FLOWERS 16.5cm wide
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
FINE JADEITE CARVING OF A BASKET OF FLOWERS
elaborately carved and pierced with a wicker basket containing a bouquet of peony flowers and buds borne on leafy stalks, the bouquet surmounted by a precious lingzhi fungus surrounded by a cicada and a pair of bats, the stone of a greyish celadon tone with apple green and russet inclusions cleverly worked into the carving, with wood stand
- Good overall condition with some tiny barely noticeable nibbles to the edges
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Private English collection; purchased from Asprey's in the 1980s. The underside of the wood stand bears a Asprey's label with the inventory number SH74370 and purchase price.