12 May 2009
A FINE MING YELLOW JADE PLAQUE
Delicately carved in the shape of a crouching mythical beast, the tail and mane finely incised, the reverse incised with archaistic scrolls surrounding a raised flange carved with the characters jian an, the stone of a rich yellow tone with attractive russet inclusions
2 in. (5 cm.) long
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The two characters on the reverse of the plaque maybe tranlsated as 'health and tranquility'.
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