20 avril 2020

A small jadeite qilin seal


Lot 3175. A small jadeite qilin seal1 in. (2.5 cm.) longEstimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. 

The trapezoidal seal is incised on four sides with the Four Gentleman, prunus, bamboo, orchid and chrysanthemum, surmounted by a finial in the form of a qilin grasping a stem in its mouth which terminates with a pearl. The stone varies from a brilliant apple green tone to a milky yellowish-green colour, with minor russet streaks.

Note: An identification report from Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory Limited confirms that the present lot is natural green jadeite.

Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26 November 2014

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