Lot 1087. A rare white and grey jade openwork plaque, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
Finely carved with a dragon leaping from waves; together with a glass-mounted metal-backed hand mirror decorated in relief with dragons amidst clouds, the center fitted to hold the present jade plaque.
Property of the George Brauel Collection.
Note: Compare the carving of the dragon to that seen on a Yuan dynasty jade pendant in The Qing Court collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 42 - Jadeware (II), Hong Kong, 1995, p. 155, no. 127.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza