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A Rare Nephrite Jade Bird-Form Ink Stone

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Portland, OR 97209
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A Rare Nephrite Jade Bird-Form Ink Stone
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A rare mottled gray nephrite (jade) ink stone carved as a flattened parrot with its head turned against its body, formalized wings to the side and flaring tail feathers; the underneath recessed and carved with stylized talons; pierced at the top to be mounted or strung
3.8 inches long, 2.25 inches wide and .5 inches thick
Ming Dynasty

Condition: age appropriate wear and patina, otherwise fine

Sidney Moss Ltd.
The Collection of Jon Edwards, formed in memory of Pauline McCord Bishop.
Christie's New York, 1st June 1990, lot 15 (sold as Song dynasty).
Private Collection

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