Lot 305
  • 305

A RETICULATED PALE CELADON JADE 'DRAGON' INK REST LATE MING DYNASTY |

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Description

  • The jade: 15.1 cm, 6┬áin.
the top inset with a pale celadon jade plaque, deftly carved in openwork with a ferocious dragon amongst ruyi and lotus sprigs, against a background of scrolling clouds, the stone of a pale celadon colour, the wood stand of rectangular form with the ends rolled under

Provenance

Collection of R.H.R. Palmer, no. 144.

Condition

This is in overall good condition, with some very minute nicks to extremities. the colour of the jade is slightly darker than illustrated.
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Catalogue Note

A jade plaque carved with similar design, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Gugong bowuyuan wenwu cangpin daxi. Yuqi juan/Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Jade, vol. 6: Ming, Beijing, 2011, pl. 160.