Lot 2808. A rare carved agate ear cup, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 3 3/8 in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 240,000 (USD 20,544 - USD 30,816). Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The vessel is thinly carved in the Han style. The oval bowl is with two flat crescent moon-shaped handles projecting below the rim at the longer sides, resting on a curved oval base. The luminous stone of attractive variegated tones is brilliantly polished, suffused with vermillion-red patches and milky-white mottling, box.
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 17 November 1995.