1997
1997
A WHITE JADE OPENWORK DRAGON FINIAL
YUAN DYNASTY
Estimate
180,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1997
A WHITE JADE OPENWORK DRAGON FINIAL
YUAN DYNASTY
Estimate
180,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A WHITE JADE OPENWORK DRAGON FINIAL
YUAN DYNASTY

the highly-polished white oval stone carved in the round with a striding dragon amid clouds, the top of the body with some russet streaks, the underside slightly concave pierced with three pairs of aperatures for attachment


5.2 cm., 2 in.
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Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 166.

Catalogue Note

The present piece is an example of the level of jade carving attained by the Yuan dynasty, as seen in the intricate openwork and details of the dragon. Compare a related example, but of larger proportions and catalogued as a headdress ornament, in the British Museum, London, illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 25:15; and a finial sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd December 2008, lot 2617.

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