Sold for 26,570,000 HKD at the Sotheby HK April 2019 Auction
Integrated with reality and imagination, the auspicious animal has been carved with elegant and gracious lines. Full of rhythmic feeling, the curved and straight presentation has depicted the animal’s fierce posture. The total curving of motifs has vaguely shown that mixed with strong and soft elements full of variation.
While exiting jade plaques with similar shape and size are common, this jade plaque is unique in that the intaglio phoenix and dragon motif on the jade plaque is marvelously present the characteristics of Eastern Zhou Dynasty style. With all these excellent elements, this jade plaque worth the price it settles at this Sotheby spring auction.