London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
TWO JADE PLAQUES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY
comprising a celadon jade plaque carved to the front with figures seated in a fenced garden and lines of calligraphy; and a white jade plaque carved and pierced as an archaistic bell with a tiger and a qilin to the top and other mythological animals to the sides, wood stand -- the first, 2in. (5.1cm.) wide. (2)
From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.
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The two lines of calligraphy in the first plaque are from the poem Shan Ju Qiu Min (Autumn in the Mountain) by the Tang poet Wang Wei.
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