• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1085

    A LARGE GREENISH-GREY JADE DRAGON SEAL

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE GREENISH-GREY JADE DRAGON SEAL
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The top carved with the entwined bodies of two addorsed five-clawed dragons above a channel pierced from both sides, the base with four- character inscription which appears to read, Tianzi xin bao, and may be translated as 'Trust Treasure of the Son of Heaven'
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) across


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    Provenance

    In a French Family Estate since the early 1900s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY