13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A CELADON JADE 'BUDDHIST LION AND BROCADE BALL' RETICULATED PLAQUE
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
The plaque is carved and pierced with three Buddhist lions encircling a brocade ball tied with ribbon. The stone is of a pale celadon tone with some tiny speckled russet inclusions.
3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) wide
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VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium
Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.
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