Lot 39

Lot 3092. A Ming imperial white jade circular 'dragon' plaque, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,494 - USD 64,157)© Christie's Images Ltd 2019 

The plaque is intricately carved and pierced with two dragons flanking the characters wan shou ('boundless longevity') above a flaming pearl and crashing waves. The stone is of a pale tone with some paler snowly inclusions and brown flecks.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 27 November 2019