A rare large pale green jade 'dragon' seal 17th century
Lot 144
A rare large pale green jade 'dragon' seal
17th century
Sold for £51,650 (US$ 86,814) inc. premium
Auction Details
A rare large pale green jade 'dragon' seal 17th century
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A rare large pale green jade 'dragon' seal
17th century
The almost square seal surmounted by an openwork coiling dragon, boldly carved with a scaly body, his head raised ferociously with bulging eyes, the underside plain, the stone of pale green tone with brown inclusions. 13.2cm x 14.1cm x 14.5cm high (5in x 5½in x 5½in high)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a European private collection

    十七世紀 青玉雕盤龍鈕方形璽

    來源:歐洲私人收藏

    A related green jade 'double-dragon' seal of slightly smaller proportions, inscribed Chiming Zhibao, dated to the early Qing Dynasty, in the Qing Court Collection, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Jadeware (III), Hong Kong, 1995, pl.2.

    A very similar slightly larger grey 'dragon' seal, 17th century, was sold at Christie's London on 9 November 2010, lot 19.
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