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Large Collection of Chinese Jade Seals
1/27/2012 - Asian Art
A collection of 54 jade seals, 45 of which contain seal markings on underside; many of fine nephrite jade; most plain and conical or polished natural shapes. For more specific information, please contact Cowan&rsquot;s for additional images and condition reports for individual seals.

Provenance:  
Private Collection, St. Louis, MO


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