Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 308
Two Small Jade Carvings
  • Two Small Jade Carvings
  • Two Small Jade Carvings
  • Two Small Jade Carvings

308

Two Small Jade Carvings

One carved in the form of a gourd with weaving tendril vines along the base, the other as a reticulated pendant with scenes of flora and fauna. Affixed to wood stand
TOGETHER WITH a small jade lotus leaf and gourd carving
tallest height 2.8" — 7 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $467.40

Provenance:

Chinese Jade Carvings from the Collection of Robert Murray Bell and Ann Bell (Lots 303-309)
Beginning in the 1930’s and continuing until Robert Murray’s death in 1998, the Bells were dedicated and enthusiastic collectors, forming one of Toronto’s finest collections of Chinese works of art. Following Murray’s death, under Ann’s careful stewardship, the majority of the Bell’s collection was generously donated to the permanent collections at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Jade