A UK COLLECTION OF FOUR CHINESE JADES


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A UK COLLECTION OF FOUR CHINESE JADES

These charming jades were all acquired in Hong Kong in 1954 by the owner’s late aunt.

Provenance: Purchased by Mrs L.G. Pepys (now deceased), the aunt of the present owner, in August/September 1954 from the ‘Jade House’, Hong Kong.
2. A figure of a Qilin, seated with head raised high, the celadon jade with russet markings.
Qing dynasty, (1644–1912)
Length: 5.3cm
Height: 5.8cm
4. A figure of a reclining buffalo with boy on its back, the jade a pale celadon tone.
Qing dynasty, (1644–1912)
Length: 7.8cm
5. A carving of a lotus vessel, with elaborate foliage surrounding, the green jade with dark markings throughout.
Qing dynasty, (1644–1912)
Length: 10cm
6. A reclining figure of a lioness playing gently with her cub, the details of her mane beautifully carved, the jade a pale celadon tone.
Qing dynasty, (1644–1912)
Length: 8cm