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    Sale 12292

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II

    11 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 825

    AN OPENWORK AGATE 'DRAGONFLY AND GOURD' PENDANT, AN AGATE 'PEACH' PENDANT, AND A CELADON JADE DISC

    19TH CENTURY

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    AN OPENWORK AGATE 'DRAGONFLY AND GOURD' PENDANT, AN AGATE 'PEACH' PENDANT, AND A CELADON JADE DISC
    19TH CENTURY
    The group comprises a translucent pale grey agate pendant carved with a dragonfly on top of a double gourd vine, the brown skin of the stone highlights the insect's eyes and the inscription reading fushou daji that may be translated as 'happiness, longevity and luck'; together with a carved and pierced carnelian agate pendant with peaches on a leafy vine; and a reticulated jade disc with rope twist borders.
    The largest, 2 ¼ in. (5.5 cm.) long


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    The openwork agate pendant can be compared to a small Suzhou agate pendant sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2013, lot 1198.