19 September 2013
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE OPENWORK 'SPRING WATER' OVAL PLAQUE
YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 13TH-17TH CENTURY
The convex plaque is carved in openwork with a goose and a long-tailed bird in flight amidst the intertwining stems of lotus plants to form an intricate pattern within the plain border.
3 9/16 in. (9 cm.) wide
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
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