A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
PROPERTY FROM THE LIZZADRO COLLECTION
A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

18TH-19TH CENTURY

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A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
18TH-19TH CENTURY
One side is carved in low relief with a figure in a log boat, possibly Zhang Qian, below an inscription, cheng cha fang di sun (ride the raft and visit the star of the Weaving Maiden [Vega]), and the reverse with two scholars seated at a stone table drinking wine. The semi-translucent stone is of even white color.
2 ¼ in. (5.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Lizzadro Collection, Elmhurst, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.

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Lot Essay

The figure in the log boat may represent the Han dynasty imperial envoy and traveler, Zhang Qian.

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