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(#3652) A SUPERBLY CARVED YELLOW JADE 'RECUMBENT HORSE' PAPERWEIGHT MING DYNASTY
A SUPERBLY CARVED YELLOW JADE 'RECUMBENT HORSE' PAPERWEIGHT MING DYNASTY finely worked in the round as a recumbent horse with meticulously combed mane, depicted turning its head back to nuzzle its right rear hoof, lying on its side with both hind legs turned up, its finely incised tail curled along the length of the right leg, the stone of a warm yellow colour with russet inclusions skilfully incorporated to render its mane, wood stand
One-inch Imperial jade seal set to sell for £1MILLION (and its owner had no idea what it was!)
An historic small jade seal measuring just over 3in long is set to sell for over £ 1million - despite its owner having no clue how much it was worth. The long-lost Imperial spinach-green seal is part of a European collection but its incredible history was only uncovered by experts from Bonhams auction house. They proved it was commissioned and handled by the legendary Chinese Emperor Qianlong himself during the late 18th century.