Two jade decorations Ming dynasty or earlier (2)

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Lot 388
Two jade decorations
Ming dynasty or earlier

Sold for US$ 1,402 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Art

18 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Two jade decorations
Ming dynasty or earlier
The first a long circular-sectioned bead carved across the convex walls with a single dragon and leiwen bands at each end, a transverse drill hole now hidden by two reticulated spherical bamboo beads joined with green silk cord, the pale gray stone showing natural fissure lines and extensive russet staining; the second a dragon-headed tortoise toggle of flattened form with a transverse drill hole for suspension through the head, the olive green stone showing extensive russet staining and retaining the rough surfaces of the original pebble.
3 3/4 and 2 3/4in (9.5 and 7cm) length of jades (2).

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  • Please note additional provenance for this lot: By repute, purchased at Xanadu Gallery, San Francisco.
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