A YELLOWISH-WHITE JADE BIRD-FORM POLE FINIAL
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. RALPH C. MARCOVE, NEW YORK
A YELLOWISH-WHITE JADE BIRD-FORM POLE FINIAL

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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A YELLOWISH-WHITE JADE BIRD-FORM POLE FINIAL
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The finial is carved as a bird looking ahead, the wings held close to the body are incised with feathers, the tail is outstretched, and the slender feet are perched on a tubular base.
2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Bluett and Sons, London.
Dr. Ralph C. Marcove (1929-2001) Collection, New York, before 1981.
Literature
Y. Mino and J. Robinson, Chinese Relics from the Collection of Dr. Ralph Marcove, Indianapolis, 1981, no. 14.
Exhibited
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Chinese Relics from the Collection of Dr. Ralph Marcove, 1981, no. 14.

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