A pale green and russet jade carving of a Mandarin duck, 17th-18th century. Estimate £2,000 – 3,000 (€2,700 – 4,100). Photo: Bonhams.
Modelled with the head turned to the reverse, clutching a flowering lotus stem in its beak, a beaded collar encircling the neck, the head and body carved with geometric and archaic style motifs. 7.6cm (3in) long.
Property from the Estate of Lady Logan
Provenance: The Everts-Calvocoressi-Comnène Collection of Chinese Art, London; Robert Everts was the Ambassadorial Envoy to Beijing from 1910 to 1916 and again from 1920 to 1924, and thence by descent.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE