London, South Kensington
2 March 2000
A Chinese agate carving of a standing lady
wearing long flowing robes and with her hair worn in a long plait tied down her back, holding a disc tied with ribbons before her -- 5¼in. (13.3cm.) high; a further model of a lady standing holding a staff beside a spray of flowers -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) high; a smokey grey agate group of a lady holding a flower above her head and with a jardiniere of flowers beside her -- 5in. (12.7cm.) high; and a further group of a lady kneeling beside flowers and leaves -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) high, all with fitted wire inlaid wooden stands, 20th Century, (one with small section broken and restuck).
See Colour Plate 3. (4)
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