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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 271

    A BLACK AND PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE FIGURE OF A TURTLE

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A BLACK AND PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE FIGURE OF A TURTLE
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Cleverly carved utilizing the black markings as the carapace and head, the bent legs and abdomen on the underside carved from the pale greyish-green stone; together with; a black-streaked russet and black jade archaistic sword pommel, with slightly domed central area carved with three comma-shaped spirals accented by feathery markings
    2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long; 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) diam., two boxes (2)


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    Provenance

    Both acquired in Hong Kong in the 1950s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MALCOLM E. MCPHERSON