A WHITE JADE PLAQUE AND A JADEITE PLAQUE
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A WHITE JADE PLAQUE AND A JADEITE PLAQUE

LATE QING DYNASTY

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A WHITE JADE PLAQUE AND A JADEITE PLAQUE
LATE QING DYNASTY
The white jade rectangular plaque is well carved in low relief on one side with a vignette of a fruiting peach tree, narcissus, and lingzhi growing from rocky ground. The reverse is carved with a four-character inscription in seal script, zhi xian zhu shou flanked by two kui dragons. The semi-translucent stone is of even white tone. The jadeite plaque is carved in openwork with a bat and a dragonfly flying amidst a flowering stem. The jadeite is semi- translucent and of greenish-white and rich green color.
2 1/8 in. (6 cm.) long, cloth presentation stand and silk cover (2)
Provenance
Acquired from a prominent Philadelphia family in 1999.
Special notice

Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).

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Lot Essay

The combination of lingzhi, narcissus (shuixian) and rock (shoushi) forms the rebus zhi xian zhu shou, which expresses the wish for longevity.

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