3732
3732
AN INSCRIBED CALCIFIED JADE 'PADLOCK' PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
50,00060,000
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3732
AN INSCRIBED CALCIFIED JADE 'PADLOCK' PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
50,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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AN INSCRIBED CALCIFIED JADE 'PADLOCK' PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
of rectangular form, worked in the form of a padlock and finely decorated in low relief on both sides, one side with a rectangular cartouche enclosing a four-character inscription reading huan tian xi di ('happiness and delight'), surrounded on three sides with a leafy floral scroll, the reverse similarly rendered with a floral scroll surrounding a rectangular cartouche enclosing two boys, possibly the 'Hehe twins' joyfully looking at one another, one depicted standing and holding a lotus bloom, the other kneeling with both hands holding a box, the stone of a beige colour mottled with brown inclusions
9.4 cm, 3 5/8  in.
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