Group of seven (7) Chinese small jade plaques, all oval form with carved and pierced decorations, four (4) celadon plaques with human figures and birds amongst foliage, one (1) celadon plaque with a bird surrounded by beads and a line border, one (1) spinach jade plaque with a bird surrounded by beads, and one (1) celadon and russet jade plaque with fish and a wan symbol. Ranging in size from 2 1/8" H x 2" W to 2 3/8" H x 2 1/8" W. 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South's most prestigious charity events–the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of Nashville's Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nation's longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castle's roof. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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