2046
2046
A WHITE JADE 'LINGZHI' PENDANT PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2046
A WHITE JADE 'LINGZHI' PENDANT PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A WHITE JADE 'LINGZHI' PENDANT PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

the rectangular plaque finely carved in shallow relief with a pair of confronting archaistic dragons on top, depicting a sprig of stylised changchun (periwinkle) flower, lingzhi fungi and a peach within a zhadou-shaped basket with handle, the reverse with a three-column inscription in xingshu (running script) and two seal characters wen and wan at the end, the stone of a even white tone throughout


5.3 cm., 2 1/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

The present piece is an exquisite example of plaque pendants that contain an auspicious inscription on one side and its pictorial representation on the other.  The symbolism of the gracefully carved lingzhi fungi, together with peach (symbol for longevity) and changchun (synonym for long life) flower is inscribed on the reverse, which reads ling zhi xian cao ying chang chun ('the magical power of lingzhi is reflected upon the representation of longevity').  The two seal characters wen wan at the end show that the pendant plaque was meant to be a scholar's curio. 

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