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A black jadeite carving, by Wang Junyi. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2005

The opaque black jadeite, realistically carved as a panther clambering on a Daoist yinyang symbol surrounded by scroll motifs, representing the rebus "bao ping an" or "Wishing you a safe and peaceful life", carving approximately 50.80 x 40.46 x 15.26 mm. www.christie's.com