Set of 2 pieces 19th C Carved Chinese white jade oval medallion plaque with ruyi shape scalloped rim, resembled phoenix on a flowering branch and carved white jade fruit and leaf oval plaque. Both displayed upon a carved hardwood frame stand. The nephrite stone shows moist milky appearance, with golden russet inclusions. stand. The nephrite stone shows moist milky appearance, with golden russet inclusions.
Measurements: 3-3/8 x 4-1/2 in., on finely carved later hardwood stand, 8-1/4 in.
And 4-1/2 x 5-3/4 in., carved hardwood base, 10 in. overall
PROVENANCE: From The Collections of Henry A. "Hank" Lantelme (1917 Centurion)
Hank was born in France on March 31, 1917.
In his early years his parents moved to St Augustine Fla.
Following Hank's birth, the family moved from France to St. Augustine then in 1920 they moved to New York where him and his siblings worked together supporting their family during the great depression.
Hank enlisting in in the United States Navy in 1937, where he served for over 30 years. He was on the U.S.S. Indianapolis, a heavy cruiser in the Pacific operating near Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, His ship remained at sea hunting for the enemy. Hank rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, also serving on the Battleships U.S.S. Missouri and U.S.S. Pennsylvania and participated in a great deal of action during World War II. The final years of his career Hank was assigned to a U.S. Naval Base in France. Following a short stay in Roanoke, Virginia, home of his wife Nell, the couple moved back to Saint Augustine where Hank worked for William Daniels as a dealer in antiques. During his tenure he developed considerable knowledge about the fine art from China. He searched for and collected various examples of the finest art available from estate sales, auctions as well as from other fine art collectors.
The Collections of Henry A. "Hank" Lantelme presented and offered up to auctions from Lot-1 through Lot-34.
In Excellent condition over all.
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