Description: Certified Jade plaque with chariot with Chinese God over cloud, Early Tang dynasty 618-750 C.E. Description: A chariot with a man, riding a horse over the clouds. There is a two dragon - design around the plaque. Possibly, the plaque was a part of table screen or a wall decoration. Width: 13.25 in. = 33 cm. Height: 8.25 in. = 20.7 cm. Weight: 2 lb. 5 oz. = 1180 g. Authenticity report: Genuine, - antique hand-made carved jade, analyzed and appraised by Frank Aon from Orenda Lab, Santa FE, NM. Fair Market value: $75,000. Replacement value: $150,000. Provenance: from private collection in Florida, USA; purchased in 1980s -1990's. References: Frank Aon, M. Sci., is a renowned antiquities forensic scientist of Orenda Lab, Investigation and Analysis of Artifacts and Antiquities of Santa Fe, NM. He has 37 years of experience in evaluating Chinese and American jades, bronzes, and other antiquities. Orenda lab is the only one in USA, which developed ancient tools and has a database of ancient tools signatures and aging samples of the jades, corresponding to different Chinese dynasties. Frank Aon has a highest record in selling of jade items on the US auctions with his appraisal. http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10346988 Auction House: Elite Decorative Arts, Boynton Beach, Fl, on Dec 10, 2011. Lot 100, Rare Eastern Han dynasty Solid Nephrite Jade Bear was sold for $7,050,000 US!
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Condition The front surface is covered with mottled white thin patina. The back surface is more polished. No defects
Low Estimate: 75000;
High Estimate: 150000;