A reticulated celadon jade ‘Bird and Flower’ plaque, Jin-Yuan dynasty. Photo Sotheby's

of oval form, carved in openwork with a long-tailed bird perched amongst leafy flowering branches, the stone of an even celadon tone; 9.3cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP

Provenance: A French Private Collection.

For a very similar plaque, see, Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 25:14.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014-http://www.sothebys.com/