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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 125

    A GREYISH CELADON JADE CONG, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREYISH CELADON JADE CONG, 17TH CENTURY
    of squat and typical squared cylindrical form, probably later incised to one flat edge with an inscription reading 'May you, honored sir, enjoy great good fortune. To you, and your descendants, be glory for ever and ever.' Fourth year of Chongzhen (1631AD), Zi Gang -- 4in. (10.2cm.) wide.


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    The Signature refers to Lu Zi Gang, a legendary carver of the Ming Dynasty and is not thought to be original to the piece.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. E4, p. 180.