• 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 1137

    AN INSCRIBED GREEN JADE PLAQUE

    18TH CENTURY

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    AN INSCRIBED GREEN JADE PLAQUE
    18TH CENTURY
    Probably a frontispiece for a jade book, carved on one side with two dragons beneath flaming pearls and amidst clouds above crashing waves and rockwork, confronted around an inscription framed by double line borders, reading Yuti guochao chuan bao ji, the other side carved with calligraphy, all of the carving highlighted in gilding in contrast to the soft green and white color of the stone
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high


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    The inscription, Yuti guochao chuan bao ji, may be translated as, 'A treasure that is passed down from the Imperial court'.

    Pre-Lot Text

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