London, South Kensington
8 November 2013
A JADEITE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
It is carved to one side with a deer and fruiting branches. The reverse is inscribed with an inscription reading "Meilu Tongqing Dadichun", that may be translated as 'deers celebrating the beginning of spring', and signed Zigang. The stone is of an apple green tone with white inclusions.
1.5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) high
From a Private East Asian Collector (d. 1994).
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