31 mai 2009

A carved jade 'Buddha's hand' finger citron. Qing dynasty, 18th century

A carved jade 'Buddha's hand' finger citron. Qing dynasty, 18th century naturalistically carved and hollowed, the 'fingers' reaching up from a curled stem to the base, to the side of the fruit clamber two small monkeys, the stone of pale celadon tone. 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com