19 September 2013
THREE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Two are carved in openwork with a dragon, one leaping against a ground of fret pattern, with flowers at the sides, the other leaping above rocks and waves and amidst flowering, leafy plants against a ground of scrolling tendrils within a plain border. The third is deeply carved with a man holding a banner seated on an elephant being attacked by a lion.
2½, 2 7/8 and 2¾ in. (6.3, 7.3 and 7 cm.) wide (3)
Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.
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