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Chinese Celadon Jade Boulder


This early 18th century piece is fairly remarkable in its carving as it features a double-door hinged entirely from the boulder itself. On either side, the door is the central subject. One side is carved to represent the exterior of a dwelling. The door is surrounded by rockery and a female figure approaches, holding a fan and another object. The opposite side displays the interior – a woman attends to the door. Furniture and other domestic objects are carved into the jade besides the door. The piece measures 16 inches wide by 8.5 inches high and comes with a fitted, carved wood stand. (cj14)

price: $158,000