An inscribed pale green jade scroll clasp  Qianlong incised mark and of the period
Lot 40
An inscribed pale green jade scroll clasp Incised Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Sold for £7,800 (US$ 12,733) inc. premium

Lot Details
Various Owners
An inscribed pale green jade scroll clasp
Incised Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Of flattened concave form, carved in low relief to one side with archaistic C-scrolls, surmounted by a phoenix head, the reverse inscribed Qianlong yu yang, Zhao Mengfu Er Ti Qian Wen, stand, box.
6.8cm (2¾in) long (3).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated: Sydney L.Moss Ltd., Documentary Chinese Works of Art in Scholar's Taste, London, 1983, Catalogue no.122.

    The inscription on the reverse may be translated as: For the Imperial Appreciation of the Qianlong Emperor. Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322), 'Thousand-character essay in two calligraphic styles', indicating the name of the scroll to which the clasp would originally have belonged.
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