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Christie’s presents superb jade carvings from an important European collection on September 15

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie’s presents Superb Jade Carvings from an Important European Collection, a sale of 36 lustrous jades from the collection of a European connoisseur on September 15 at 2 pm. This exceptional group was formed over the past fifty years and focuses on outstanding examples exhibiting stone of high quality, fine carving, and the decorative themes appreciated by the Chinese scholarly elite. Leading the sale is a very rare white jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong/Jiaqing period (1736-1820) (estimate: $750,000-1,000,000). This outstanding vase is carved from fine stone of even white tone and exhibits an unusual shape, as well as a bold combination of low and high relief carving. Another highlight is a large pale greenish-white jade circular ‘double happiness’ box and cover, Qianlong/Jiaqing period (1736-1820) (estimate: