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Lot 5046: A WHITE JADE MYTHICAL BEAST SQUARE SEAL
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Of square section with shallow sides, surmounted by a well carved crouching dragon in openwork, the mythical beast rendered with finely incised mane, bulging eyes and powerful claws, depicted standing foursquare with an arched back forming with a long tail curling upwards along the spine, the square seal face crisply carved a character in archaistic script, with fitted box. Ming Dynasty period.
Notes: Please refer to a similar white jade mythical beast square seal, sold in Sotheby's Hong Kong on October 5, Lot1908。
Provenance: Private collection, Los Angeles
Dimensions: Height: 1 1/4 in (3.2 cm) Width: 1 7/8 in (4.8 cm)