Lot 2359. A finely carved jadeite pendant with beaded chain; 3½ in. (8.7 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012
The elongated pendant is intricately carved and pierced in the form of a gnarled tree trunk entwined by vines issuing dense lingzhi-heads with a small chilong clambering on one of the scrolls. The stone has tones ranging from brilliant apple-green to pale whitish green and darker spinach-green. It is set with a chain with green and brown beads, box.
Provenance: Dr Nancy Hsieh, New York, acquired in Shanghai in the 1930s.
An identification report from the Gemological Institute of America confirms that the present lot is natural green jadeite.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November 2012