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Lot 75: DECORATIVE PENDANT WITH WISE MEN
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Jade. China, approx. Qing dynasty, 19th - start of 20th cent.
Ovoid form, both sides flat and with relief. On the front are two wise men or immortals in heated discussion, over their heads a fluttering bat, a symbol of luck and long-life. In grommet area, spiraly clouds shaped as a taotie, a mythical creature mask to protect against evil spirits. On the back in same border is a well-written poem in long-hand script caoshu. White-green jade with transparency.
HEIGHT 6,4 CM
From an Italian collection