A fine jadeite carving of a beauty, Late Qing-Republic period

A fine jadeite carving of a beauty, Late Qing-Republic periodSold for US$ 68,750 (€61,362). Photo: Bonhams.

he large stone of mottled green and white streaked with brighter apple-green inclusions, exquisitely carved as a refined lady with a hair tied in a high chignon and long, flowing robes tied with a tasseled ribbon, holding aloft a flower vase incised with a lotus, the elegant figure standing beside Lake Tai rock-work issuing peony buds and blossoms and lingzhi fungus heads and sheltering beside a tall plantain with luxuriantly spreading fronds; mounted on a wire-inlaid wood stand. 13 1/2in (34.3cm) high

Provenance: acquired in 1966 as per acquisition number 1966.2286.3

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO