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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 593

    TWO WHITE JADE OVAL PLAQUES

    20TH CENTURY

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    TWO WHITE JADE OVAL PLAQUES
    20TH CENTURY
    The smaller plaque is carved to one side with a lady and a boy observing the smoke billowing from a censer. The reverse is carved with a prunus branch beside the characters mei kai wu fu, which may be translated as 'the Five Happinesses arrive with the prunus blossom'. The larger plaque is carved with a lady seated by a table, with a poetic inscription ending with the signature Zigang to the reverse. Both stones are of an even pale tone.
    The larger 2 in. (5.2 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE EAST ASIAN COLLECTOR (D.1994)