22 - 23 March 2012,
Price realised USD 56,250
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A RARE IMPERIAL INSCRIBED WHITE JADE SCROLL CLASP
QIANLONG YU SHANG FOUR-CHARACTER INSCRIBED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The convex side carved in low relief with an archaistic bird's head above angular scrolls on the longer tab, the shorter tab with a slit, the concave reverse carved with the four-character mark above an eleven-character inscription, the translucent stone of even color and finely polished
2¾ in. (7 cm.) long
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The mark, Qianlong yu shang (for the appreciation of Qianlong), precedes the inscription which may be translated, 'calligraphy written by Zhang Jizhi from the poem Chunri xiti by Du Fu.'
Acquired in New York in the 1990s.
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