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Lot 166: PIERCED WHITE JADE IN BOOK SHAPED WOODEN BOX
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Fine Chinese white jade in a coin shape, flattened circular form, pierced on the center and decorated with open carving of archaic four long tailed foxes encircled toward circumference, with further numerous foxes grouped in formation resembled the ribbon with taotie mask motif. The jade plaque fitted unto the hard cushion box, in the shape to simulate a book, with wooden hardcover, the front carved with gilt lettering inscriptions. The inside front cover mounted with grisaille painting of bamboo sprays, along with artist's iron-red signature seal on lower left. The nephrite jade show clean white even tone, with moist milky appearance.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 152.4mm H x 69.85mm W (book): 7-1/4" H x 4-7/8" W Weight: 153.2g
Date: Qing Dynasty