15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW HAMPSHIRE
A PAIR OF SPINACH-GREEN JADE PLAQUES
LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Each plaque is carved on one side with a mountainous landscape scene. One depicts a lady holding a lingzhi spray walking towards a dwelling on a cliff, followed by her attendant carrying a qin; the other plaque depicts a tranquil landscape with a gentleman seated in a pavilion looking out toward his attendant holding a goose in his hands.
10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) high, stands
Possibly Elsa Burgess Fearon Stanton (1887-1954).
William Stanton (1899-1974).
James Burgess Fearon (1916-1993).
Eleanor Kerns Fearon (1916-2012), and thence by descent to the present owner.
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The present pair of jade plaques was passed down from the current owner's grandfather, James Burgess Fearon, who was born in Shanghai in 1916 and came from a family active in the Chinese trade during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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