A jade 'phoenix' plaque Warring States/Han dynasty or later

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Lot 801
A jade 'phoenix' plaque
Warring States/Han dynasty or later

Sold for US$ 10,700 inc. premium
A jade 'phoenix' plaque
Warring States/Han dynasty or later
Of lithe S-form incised in an elaborate ground of curling patterns to verso and recto, the avian head and beak arched forwards to nip at perhaps a claw protruding from the remainder of the abstract scroll comprising the curving body and bifurcated tail, the stone streaked in layers of various yellow, green, and oatmeal hues, the latter areas showing traces of minor degradation.
2 1/8in (5.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • 戰國/漢或以後玉雕夔鳳紋珮

    For a 'dragon' ring of similar stylized mythical beast form, see the example from the Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades dated as Eastern Zhou Dynasty sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30 May 2017, lot 27.
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