CHINE, XVIIIe siècle Rare and important carved celadon jade group
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CHINE, XVIIIe siècle

Rare and important carved celadon jade group Taking the form of a rock in which is nestled the meditating Arhat Ajita, holding his staff and prayer book in one hand, and a rosary in the other. The rock is planted with numerous pine branches. The other side features a richly landscaped scene of two fallow deer among bread. The celadon-toned stone is delicately_x001e_veined_x001e_with rust. An inscription on the main face_x001e_referring to the subject depicted._x001e_ " ???????? ???? ????????? ????? ???? ?????_x001e_" Height_x001e_: 14,5cm_x001e_ Width_x001e_: 11 cm_x001e_ Depth_x001e_: 6 cm Provenance:_x001e_ - Former collection of Vice-Admiral Edgar Eugène Humann (1838- 1914), Navy Chief of Staff who served in the China Seas. seas. -By descent

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CHINE, XVIIIe siècle

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