25 mai 2019

A white jade 'chilong' pendant, Mid Qing Dynasty

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Lot 137. A white jade 'chilong' pendant, Mid Qing Dynasty; 5.6cm (2 2/8in) long. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019

Crisply carved in the round with two interlocking sinuous chilong with bifurcated tails crawling over an oblong disc, the stone of a white translucent tone highlighted by small russet inclusions. 

Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by descent. 

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019

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