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Lot 5142: AN IMPERIAL CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-DRAGON' SEAL
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Of large rectangular form, surmounted by a pair of recumbent dragons, each powerfully carved with eyes bulging and nostrils, the mouth slightly opened to reveal its tongue, with two long horns extending back over its head along a combed mane with finely incised details, the stone of white celadon tone with veins of russet inclusions, the seal face deeply carved with six character. Qing Dynasty period.
Notes: Please refer to a similar imperial celadon jade 'double-dragon' seal, sold in Sotheby's New York on September 13, 2016, Lot 185.
Provenance: Private collection, Los Angeles
Dimensions: Height: 2 3/8 in (6 cm) Width: 3 1/4 in (8.3 cm)