2014_NYR_02830_2376_000(an_opaque_white_jade_rectangular_shou-character_plaque_ming_dynasty)

Lot 2376An opaque white jade rectangular 'shou-character' (longevity) plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) wideEstimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

The front is carved with a large shou character positioned above a lingzhi sprig and is flanked by two leafy, flower stems, all within a plain border against an openwork background of fine wan fret.

Provenance: Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014