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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 247

    A WHITE JADE DRAGON PLAQUE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE JADE DRAGON PLAQUE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    carved and pierced with two coiled intertwined dragons biting their tails; a celadon finial carved with an irregular complex of lingzhi fungus, the lower end narrowing to an oval plug for insertion; a pale celadon carving of a bi-disc, carved and pierced to the top with a scrolling dragon; a pale grey tiger mask, carved in relief with large ears and ferocious expression, six minute cylindrical holes for attachment, wood stand carved with an animal mask; a celadon amulet pendant, carved to one side with a deer, a bat, a pine tree and a lingzhi fungus, the reverse with the double character xi, 'double joy', designed as a wedding gift; and a light bluish-green and russet double gourd pendant -- The first, 2¾in. (7cm.) long. (6)


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no.s, D66, F9, F16, F17, p. 160, 195, 197-198.