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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CRESCENT-SHAPED WHITE JADE PENDANT

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Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000
ca. US$19,324 - US$32,208
Price realised:  HK$2,310,000
ca. US$297,604
Lot number 1941, Views: 33

A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CRESCENT-SHAPED WHITE JADE PENDANT
XUANDE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND FOUR-CHARACTER YUYONGJIAN ZAO MARK, AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CRESCENT-SHAPED WHITE JADE PENDANT XUANDE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND FOUR-CHARACTER YUYONGJIAN ZAO MARK, AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) The pendant is pierced and carved in high relief with a striding mythical beast, its head turned to one side and mouth wide open to expose its fangs, its mane swept upwards in characteristic Ming style. The softly polished translucent stone is of an even white tone, the reign mark and Imperial atelier mark are incised on the underside. 2 in. (5 cm.) wide

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: In Pursuit of Refinement - A Legacy of the YC Chen Collection
Date of the auction: 29 May 2013
Address: Christie's
29 May 2013, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall