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Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong

AN INSCRIBED CELADON JADE 'BODHIDHARMA' MEDALLION

QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY
of circular form, carved in high relief on the front with the Patriarch Bodhidharma riding on a stalk of millet, incised around the rim with a gilt twenty character poem, miao ji zhen li xing, qing yuan li kong wang, zhao yi shen zhi jing, ming yuan shi zhong chang, the reverse with a further fifty-six character inscription explaining that the twenty characters on the front can be read as a poem from any starting point, making forty poems in all, the stone of a translucent yellowish green colour
9.7 cm, 3 3/4  in.
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Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong