17 - 18 September 2015
TWO WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ARCHAISTIC PLAQUES
The larger is carved in openwork as two chilong, one grasping a lingzhi stem in its mouth, surrounding a disc centered by a smaller chilong. The smaller is carved in the shape of a plectrum flanked on the sides by a dragon and a bird with backward-turned head.
3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide, 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) long
Acquired between 1960-early 1980s, and then by descent within the family.
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