A  pale green jade reticulated 'phoenix and lotus' plaque Ming Dynasty

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A pale green jade reticulated 'phoenix and lotus' plaque
Ming Dynasty

HK$ 70,000 - 100,000
US$ 9,000 - 13,000
A pale green jade reticulated 'phoenix and lotus' plaque
Ming Dynasty
Of oval domed form, elaborately carved in openwork with a perching phoenix looking upon another in flight amidst dense clusters of scrolling lotus, meticulously detailed with fine incisions on the wings and curling tail feathers, the stone of pale green tone.
8.2cm (3 1/4in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 明 青玉鏤雕鸞鳳紋帶飾

    Provenance:
    An American private collection
    Marchant, London

    來源:
    美國私人舊藏
    倫敦Marchant

    青玉質,色澤古雅,鏤空雕鸞鳳穿蓮,鸞鳳羽冠,鸞喙上雕靈芝肉瘤,卷尾,箭翅,羽毛紋路陰刻對生,刻劃細膩,鸞鳳一上一下,顧盼生姿,間以蓮葉荷花, 花葉婉轉秀麗,如有風動。帶飾背面口沿穿三孔,紋樣正面寬背面窄,為拉絲鏤空使然,更巧妙者在於花葉分為上下兩層,交互重疊,工巧絕倫。
    宋元以來習慣將上方卷草尾者成為鸞,下方五彩翼者稱為鳳,雕漆、鏨金皆有所見。可參考一件清早期青玉鏤空雕鳳凰穿蓮帶扣,2017年9月13日售於紐約蘇富比,拍品編號219。
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