Lot 1476. A pale greenish-white jade openwork plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) longEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

Of oblong form, finely carved with an egret in flight against a background of fine tendrils rising from waves below and terminating in a lotus leaf and pod, all within a beaded border, the whole set in a gilt-metal belt fitting with a loop and hook on the underside, box

ProvenanceMrs. Richard K. Sun, Shanghai, 1974.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011