London, South Kensington
8 November 2013
A PAIR OF PALE CELADON JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
Each is carved with a flower and butterfly to one side, a poem to the reverse and surmounted by a pair of dragons chasing the pearl. The stone is of a pale celadon tone.
2 in. (5.2 cm.) high
From a Private East Asian Collector (d. 1994).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3005
+44 (0)20 7752 3234
+44 (0)20 7752 3235
+44 (0)20 7752 3389
+44 (0)20 7752 3024
+44 (0)20 7752 3239
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
FROM A PRIVATE EAST ASIAN COLLECTOR (D.1994) (LOTS 1307-1308 INCLUSIVE)
A Tang-dynasty open lotus blossom bowl leads a series of nine sales in which 11 world auction records are broken
Explore ancient and modern art drawn from all corners of a vast continent, on view at our Rockefeller Plaza galleries from from 6-13 September
Whether you’ve got $500 to spend or are ready to go to $50,000-plus, there’s a Hermès bag for you in our Handbags & Accessories sales
Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art specialist Katie Lundie on what to look for when collecting Chinese archaic bronzes
What can we learn from Oscar Wilde’s note to the poet Pierre Louÿs inside this first edition of his only novel?
Photographer Douglas Kirkland on the night in 1961 he ‘made magic’ with Marilyn Monroe — and the camera that captured it all