Lot 3177. A pierced jadeite 'Da Ji' double-gourd shaped pendant, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 2 3/8 in. (5.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.
The pendant is carved and pierced as a large double gourd, on both sides with two characters Da Ji, 'Great Auspiciousness', flanked on each side of the upper bulb with a smaller double gourd issuing from leafy swirling vines. The bright green stone is suffused with milky mottling and concentrated areas of dark-grey inclusions.
Note: An identification report from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory Limited confirms that the present lot is natural green jadeite.