16 September 2016
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON' FINIAL
YUAN-MING DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY
The finial is finely carved in openwork with a five-clawed, horned dragon slithering amidst leafy peony stems, its head emerging at the top. Two bull-nose attachment holes pierce the concave, oblong base. There are some areas of russet color.
2 1/16 in. (5.4 cm.) high
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Compare two similar finials, both dated Yuan dynasty, sold at Christie's, one in Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 3930, the other in London, 8 November 2013, lot 1229.
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