A brown jade 'Xuanwu' seal, Late Ming dynasty | 明末 玉雕玄武鈕印料
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A brown jade 'Xuanwu' seal
Late Ming dynasty
wood stand (2)
Length 1⅞ in., 4.8 cm
There is a chip to one of the corners of the seal and a few nicks to another side. There is a minute bruise to one of the horns of the beast. Overall with minute dents to the extremities as can be expected.
Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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Collection of Joseph J. Schedel (d. 1981).
Christie's New York, 2nd December 1989, lot 180.
Collection of William H. and Sophia H. Harrison.
Gifted to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, in 2000 (acc. no. 2000.13.13).
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