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    Sale 2267

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 406

    TWO WHITE JADE PENDANTS

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    TWO WHITE JADE PENDANTS
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    One carved with a phoenix perched on one foot and with head turned back to look at the sun, the reverse with a raised four-character inscription reading zhi ri gao sheng (expressing a wish for speedy promotion), the top carved with a pair of confronted phoenixes, their long tails extending down along the edges; the other pendant carved with a qilin shown seated on its haunches with head turned back, the reverse carved with a two-character inscription in seal script reading fu (good fortune) and shou (longevity), the top carved with vaporous clouds and pierced for suspension, both pendants carved from translucent stone of even white tone
    Both 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high (2)


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