26 March 2010
A LARGE GREENISH-GREY JADE DRAGON SEAL
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The top carved with the entwined bodies of two addorsed five-clawed dragons above a channel pierced from both sides, the base with four- character inscription which appears to read, Tianzi xin bao, and may be translated as 'Trust Treasure of the Son of Heaven'
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) across
In a French Family Estate since the early 1900s.
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