Lot 81: WATER DROPPER WITH LUCK SYMBOLS
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Jade. China, Qing 18th to approx. early 19th cent.
Excelently worked vessel of dark green-grey jade in two parts. The actual vessel is ovoid, together with the spout placed on it, forming a calabash hulu, symbol of immortality, as it contains the elixir of long life. On the vessel exterior are hulu tendrils and leaves in intricate semi-plastic craftmanship. Fluttering on both pieces is a bat, allegory for life fortune and also longevity. Both pieces might have once been fixed with special cement. Very good hollowing, in backlight is dominantly yellow-green tone. Flawless condition.
HEIGHT 12 CM, WIDTH 7,8 CM
From an old Austrian collection