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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 346

    A RARE SMALL PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE PIERCED OBLONG PLAQUE

    LIAO/JIN DYNASTY, 10TH-13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SMALL PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE PIERCED OBLONG PLAQUE
    LIAO/JIN DYNASTY, 10TH-13TH CENTURY
    Well carved and pierced as a deer standing amidst lingzhi fungus and large-leafed trees while looking up at a crane in flight above, the back uncarved and recessed within a outer rim of conforming outline, the whitish stone with russet mottling
    2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long, fitted box


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    For two very similar plaques, also dated to the Liao or Jin dynasties, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - II - Jadeware, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 65, no. 55, a white and russet jade plaque carved with a tiger and eagle design, and p. 87, no. 76, a belt ornament carved with a stag amidst the leaves of a tree.