Lot 3204
  • 3204

AN EXTREMELY RARE LARGE IMPERIAL WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'CALENDAR' PLAQUE YUZHI MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

Estimate
2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD
Sold
3,240,000 HKD
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Description

the oval plaque skilfully worked with a central elongated aperture enclosing Yuncai tongzi (Boy of wealth), the figure rendered in openwork and depicted holding a circular ring and a gold nugget, the front side of the plaque decorated in low relief with the Ten Heavenly Stems in seal script encircling the aperture, the reverse incised with the Twelve Earthly Branches in regular script, all surmounted by a crouching demon figure, possibly a garuda, amidst scrolling clouds, above a ferocious scaly dragon emerging from swirling clouds at the base, the sides inscribed with a Qianlong yuzhi mark and an inscription reading Jiazi wannian ('Ten thousand years of the jiazi cyclical year'), the smoothly polished stone of an even white colour with warm russet patches and veining
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