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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 6

    A FINE MING YELLOW JADE PLAQUE

    15TH/16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINE MING YELLOW JADE PLAQUE
    15TH/16TH CENTURY
    Delicately carved in the shape of a crouching mythical beast, the tail and mane finely incised, the reverse incised with archaistic scrolls surrounding a raised flange carved with the characters jian an, the stone of a rich yellow tone with attractive russet inclusions
    2 in. (5 cm.) long


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    The two characters on the reverse of the plaque maybe tranlsated as 'health and tranquility'.

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