Lot 253. A carved greyish-white jade 'Crane and pine' plaque, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The plaque is mounted on a wood table screen, carved on one side depicting a crane underneath a pine tree and another crane in flight, both grasping in their beaks sprays of lingzhi growing from rocks. The mottled white stone has concentrated areas of dark russet and streaks, box.
Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015