21 March 2013
A WHITE JADE SHAPED RECTANGULAR PENDANT PLAQUE
The plaque is carved in low relief on one side with grapevine, and on the reverse with a four-character seal, baizi liufang (a hundred sons to glorify the family name). The semi-translucent stone is of even white color.
2 5/16 in. (5.8 cm.) high
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
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