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    Sale 2238

    Masterworks of Ancient and Imperial China

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 593

    A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DRAGON PLAQUE

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DRAGON PLAQUE
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Well carved on both sides as a dragon with arched body and coiled tail, the head turned backwards, with a fine scale pattern on the neck and tight scrolls on the body, the stone of even white color and softly polished
    3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) long, box


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    Compare the composition and choice of subject matter seen in the current lot to a related white jade pendant carved with a kui dragon design in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - III - Jadeware, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 22, no. 17.

    Provenance

    Stephen Junkunc, III.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION