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Lot 171: HANGING MUSICAL JADE STONE GONG, QIN
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: The jade plaque carved in shape of Musical Jade Stone Gong (Qin), is a ministerial emblem and a symbol of the exercise of discrimination and of felicity, one of The Eight Precious Things, also known as the Eight Treasures, or babao in Chinese, are auspicious symbols of good fortune. The nephrite stone is decorated on both sides with shallow relief with stylized clouds simulated the scrolling dragons chasing the centralized Shou medallion. The Jade plaque is connected by a Fu-bat shaped central cloisonne link supported and held by elaborately carved hardwood frame stand in floral foliate motif. The nephrite jade shows pale-creme color with shades of brown inclusions, with moist milky appearance.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 165.1mm H x 228.6mm W ; (only Stand): 19-1/2" H Weight: 1115.2g
Date: Qing Dynasty