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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    TWO JADE PLAQUES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO JADE PLAQUES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY
    comprising a celadon jade plaque carved to the front with figures seated in a fenced garden and lines of calligraphy; and a white jade plaque carved and pierced as an archaistic bell with a tiger and a qilin to the top and other mythological animals to the sides, wood stand -- the first, 2in. (5.1cm.) wide. (2)


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    The two lines of calligraphy in the first plaque are from the poem Shan Ju Qiu Min (Autumn in the Mountain) by the Tang poet Wang Wei.

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    Provenance

    From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.


    Pre-Lot Text

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