Lot 3206
  • 3206

A MASSIVE IMPERIAL KHOTAN-GREEN JADE 'DRAGON' SEAL QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

Estimate
30,000,000 - 40,000,000 HKD
Sold
26,520,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

the substantial stone well worked of square section, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully rendered with piercing eyes and nostrils flaring above curling whiskers and jaws revealing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies depicted tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the square seal face crisply worked with a broad border enclosing a six-character inscription in seal script reading Xiyuan Qinzhengdian bao ('Treasure of the Hall of Diligent Government in the West Garden'), the stone of dark moss-green colour with natural veining
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