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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 500

    A CELADON JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON' PLAQUE

    YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CELADON JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON' PLAQUE
    YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644)
    The lobed plaque is finely carved and pierced with a scaly dragon amongst flowers and clouds, the underside is pierced with six pairs of holes for attachment. The stone is of an even celadon tone.
    2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) wide


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    A rectangular plaque carved with a similar dragon and clouds, dating the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) is illustrated by Mei Ninghua and Tao Xincheng in Gems of Beijing, Cultural Relics Series, Jades, 1999, no. 123, p.128.
    Also compare the current lot to another shaped dragon plaque from a buckle, illustrated by Yang Boda in Zhong Guo Yu Qi Guanji (The Collection of Chinese Jade), Vol. 5, no. 199, p. 133.

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    VAT rate of 20% is payable on hammer price and buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Property from a Private American Collection, assembled prior to 1960.


    Pre-Lot Text

    DAY TWO: MORNING SESSION - 10.00 AM (LOTS 500-648 INCLUSIVE)