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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 365

    **AN IVORY SQUARE DRAGON SEAL

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    **AN IVORY SQUARE DRAGON SEAL
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY
    The top well carved in relief with a chilong with head slightly raised as it slithers atop a ground of clouds, the square base plain.
    1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) square


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    Compare the ivory circular plaque carved with two large and two small chilong, dated 14th-15th century, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition, Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, British Museum, 24 May - 19 August, 1984, p. 32, no. 13.

    Provenance

    Warren E. Cox & Associates, Inc., New York, 5 December 1967.