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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 471

    TWO INSCRIBED GREEN JADE PLAQUES

    18TH CENTURY

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    TWO INSCRIBED GREEN JADE PLAQUES
    18TH CENTURY
    Both plaques from a jade book, one probably an end plaque carved on one side with a front-facing five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl above waves crashing against a rocky peak, the other carved on both sides with calligraphy, all of the carving highlighted in gilding in contrast to the soft moss-green color of the stone
    9 5/16 x 4 7/16 in. (23.7 x 11.7 cm.), stands (2)


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