CATALOGUE Nos. 4-7 A UK COLLECTION OF FOUR CHINESE JADES


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CATALOGUE Nos. 4-7 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.
  1. A figure of a qilin, seated with head raised high, the celadon jade with russet markings.

China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Length: 5.3 cms, 2 ⅛ ins

Height: 5.8 cms, 2 ¼ ins

  1. A figure of a reclining buffalo with boy on its back, the jade a pale celadon tone.

China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Length: 7.8 cms, 3 ins

  1. A carving of a lotus vessel, with elaborate foliage surrounding, the green jade with dark markings throughout.

China, Qing dynasty, (1644–1912) Length: 10 cms, 4 ins

  1. A reclining figure of a lioness playing gently with her cub, the details of her mane beautifully carved, the jade a pale celadon tone.

China, Qing dynasty, (1644–1912) Length: 8 cms, 3 ⅛ ins