The first is carved and pierced with a scrolling lingzhi spray surrounded by a dragonfly, a bat and two birds and with a poetic inscription. The stone is of a pale grey colour with russet and brownish-black inclusions. The second pendant is carved as a leafy melon group. The stone is of a pale grey colour with scattered russet inclusions.
The larger, 212 in. (6.3 cm.) high
The 'dragonfly and birds' pendant:
With Y.F. Yang, Hong Kong, acquired prior to 1981.
The Stan Barden Collection of Snuff Bottles.
Christie's London, 15 May 2015, lot 534.
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