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A PAIR OF JADE AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE 'VERBENA PLANTS'

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A PAIR OF JADE AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE 'VERBENA PLANTS'
19TH CENTURY

The silk thread-wrapped wire stems supporting flowerheads and buds primarily composed of rose quartz and yellow agate, and also amethyst and jade, each petal and bud separately formed and joined by wire thread and surrounded by semi-transparent, spinach-green jade leaves with serrated edges, all rising from plaster rockwork within an ogival dark spinach-green jade jardiniere with loose-ring bat handles, some losses--approx. 16in. (40cm.) high overall including giltwood stand; together with two small agate, jade and amethyst 'lily' flower groups rising from pale spinach jade bowls, damages, Qianlong six-character marks and of the period, some losses--10in. (25cm.) high (4)
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