PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN INSCRIBED WHITE JADE PLAQUE
LATE QING DYNASTY
carved to one side with the demon queller Zhong Kui and a flying bat, the reverse with four-character inscription reading tian zhong bi xie, the stone of an even white colour
Length 7.1 cm, 2¾ in.
There is a tiny flake (ca 0.1cm) below the fourth character, and a few minute nicks to the extremities. The surface is slightly matte.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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