Asian Art Auction

June 13, 2016

LOT 212
A White Jade Zodiac Figure of a Swine, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
  • A White Jade Zodiac Figure of a Swine, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

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A White Jade Zodiac Figure of a Swine, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

18世紀 白玉雕十二辰豬

The figure wearing a Han-Chinese robe, holding a bow and arrow to the right hand, sitting in peace

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $4,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

The zodiac jade figure in this style is extremely rare. As of today, there are only two complete sets of 12 zodiac in existence: first was a Gift of Heber R. Bishop to the Metropolitan Museum, New York, in 1902, accession number 02.18.730; the second was from the Y. K. Ma collection, Hong Kong, then sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, November 28, 2006, lot 1416. Also see a single rat figure sold at Christie’s London, November 7, 2014, lot 478.

完整的十二生肖白玉擺件存世極少,目前所知只有兩組傳世:ㄧ目前屬紐約大都會博物館館藏,由Heber R. Bishop先生於1902年捐贈。另一組原屬香港Y. K. Ma珍藏,2006年11月28日由香港佳士得售出,拍品編號1416。另單只生肖鼠2014年11月7日於倫敦佳士得售出,拍品編號478。

Provenance:

From the Nesbitt Collection in Montréal, acquired before 1920 and thence by descent within the family
加拿大蒙特利爾銀行家族Nesbitt Family, 購於1920前並傳承於家族自今。

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Jade
Origin: China
Period: Qing