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Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A CELADON JADE SCROLL WEIGHT
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
modeled as a long rectangular bar with a short rectangular knop, the upper surface carved in intaglio with two sinuous chilong crawling towards the knop, their faces, scales and bushy manes all articulated with bold incised lines, the sides carved with a scrolling vine, the base with a floral diaper pattern, and the knop with C-scrolls and dots, the stone a pale celadon tone flecked with small white inclusions
Length 7 7/8  in., 20 cm
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Provenance

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 23rd November 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 410.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York