Lot 2376. An opaque white jade rectangular 'shou-character' (longevity) plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) wide. Estimate 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