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Lot 66: A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'PARROT' CIRCULAR PLAQUE. Qing Dynasty. Both sides carved with the parrot among scrolling foliage, prunus blossom, and lingzhi within a nodular bamboo stem border, wood stand, 6cm diameter. Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991). ? ????????? Literature: For a closely related carving see Marchant, Post-Archaic Chinese Jades, 1995, cat no 45 where it is stated that the parrot is often thought to represent a warning to wives cuckolding their husbands.

Asian Art

by Chiswick Auctions

November 14, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'PARROT' CIRCULAR PLAQUE.   Qing Dynasty.    Both sides carved with the parrot among scrolling foliage, prunus blossom, and lingzhi within a nodular bamboo stem border, wood stand, 6cm diameter.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   ? ?????????   Literature: For a closely related carving see Marchant, Post-Archaic Chinese Jades, 1995, cat no 45 where it is stated that the parrot is often thought to represent a warning to wives cuckolding their husbands.
  • A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'PARROT' CIRCULAR PLAQUE.   Qing Dynasty.    Both sides carved with the parrot among scrolling foliage, prunus blossom, and lingzhi within a nodular bamboo stem border, wood stand, 6cm diameter.   Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991).   ? ?????????   Literature: For a closely related carving see Marchant, Post-Archaic Chinese Jades, 1995, cat no 45 where it is stated that the parrot is often thought to represent a warning to wives cuckolding their husbands.
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Description: A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'PARROT' CIRCULAR PLAQUE. Qing Dynasty. Both sides carved with the parrot among scrolling foliage, prunus blossom, and lingzhi within a nodular bamboo stem border, wood stand, 6cm diameter. Provenance: Collection of Bernard Buckman (1910 – 1991). ? ????????? Literature: For a closely related carving see Marchant, Post-Archaic Chinese Jades, 1995, cat no 45 where it is stated that the parrot is often thought to represent a warning to wives cuckolding their husbands.

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