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Lot 167: AWAKENING DRAGON AND TIGER CARVED JADE SCLUPTURE
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: These particular Chinese white-celadon jade carving refer to as 'the ascent of the dragon lines' and 'changing like a tiger', skillfully deep carved resembling a sage holding a ruyi scepter and his three attendants grasping an entwined ropes awaken the dragon and tiger on each ends. Meaningfully presented upon a carved hardwood stand. The nephrite jade shows clean even tone, with beautiful translucent, and sporadic golden russet inclusions. These sculpture is a symbolic the two great power pathways in the I Ching, the yin way and the yang way, the tiger way and the dragon way.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 44.45mm H x 114.3mm W ; (only Stand): 1/2" H Weight: 123G
Date: Qing Dynasty