Two mounted jade plaques Late Qing dynasty

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Lot 3040
Two mounted jade plaques
Late Qing dynasty

US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£ 2,300 - 3,800

Asian Decorative Arts

13 Oct 2015, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Property from a prominent British HSBC executive, acquired before 1975 in Hong Kong
Two mounted jade plaques
Late Qing dynasty
Each possibly salvaged from a ruyi scepter: the upper plaque of rounded rectangular form and convex surface carved in high relief with a bat hovering over a leafy branch of overlapping peaches (losses to edges); the lower plaque of elliptical form and also convex surface, carved in high relief with a ribboned parasol, endless knot and conch shell (crack, losses); both now attached to a reticulated wood frame supported on a stepped and scroll shaped base.
14 3/4in (37.5cm) overall height of wood mount
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