London, South Kensington
14 May 2014
A CARVED AND PIERCED CELADON JADE 'HUNTING' PLAQUE
LIAO DYNASTY (907-1124) OR LATER
The shaped cartouche is carved in high relief with a hunter on horseback firing his bow and arrow at a rearing tiger-like beast, a hare and deer below, all on a finely pierced geometric ground. The stone is of a celadon tone with darker green and russet flecks.
4? in. (12 cm.) diam.
Inherited by the vendor's mother in 1962 in the UK, and then by descent.
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