18 septembre 2010

A rare imperial inscribed jade book. Dated Sunzi Wuzi cyclical year (1648)

A rare imperial inscribed jade book. Dated Sunzi Wuzi cyclical year (1648). photo courtesy Sotheby's comprising ten thick jade plaques of rectangular form, the Khotan green jade of greyish olive-green tone, the cover and back plates each boldly incised and gilt with a pair of ascending and descending dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl between ruyi-shaped clouds, a further four plates neatly incised and gilt with four columns of Chinese characters written in xingshu, beginning with the date 'Shunzhi wu nian wuzi', and... [Lire la suite]
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