Details
Largeur: 13 cm. (518 in.), monture en métal
Provenance
Private European collection, predominantly assembled by the current owner's father from the 1970s to 1990s, then by descent within the family.
Special notice
This item will be transferred to an offsite warehouse after the sale. Please refer to department for information about storage charges and collection details.
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Lot Essay

The elephant is an auspicious symbol used in numerous rebuses to convey peace, prosperity and good fortune. The words for “vase” and “elephant” are homophones for “peace” and “signs,” and when these subjects are portrayed together they convey the blessing "tai ping you xiang", “when there is peace, there are signs”.

Post Lot Text

A CARVED WHITE JADE OVAL 'ELEPHANT AND VASE' PLAQUE
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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