Asian Art Auction

June 13, 2016

LOT 233
A Recumbent Jade Mythical Beast, Ming Dynasty or Earlier
  • A Recumbent Jade Mythical Beast, Ming Dynasty or Earlier
  • A Recumbent Jade Mythical Beast, Ming Dynasty or Earlier
  • A Recumbent Jade Mythical Beast, Ming Dynasty or Earlier

233

A Recumbent Jade Mythical Beast, Ming Dynasty or Earlier

明或更早 玉雕瑞獸

Of round shape as a reclining beast with prominent eyebrows, its head turned back towards its coiled tail, its powerful legs tucked neatly under the body, the stone of a light green tone streaked with natural opaque and dark brown inclusions

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Realised: $2,706
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

A comparable example was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, April 4, 2012, lot 3060

Literature:

A Song Dynasty example was published in Chinese Jade Animals《中國肖生玉雕》1997, Hong Kong Museum of Art (香港藝術館), plate 114, page 136-137

Provenance:

From an important Toronto collector, acquired in Hong Kong in 1980s

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Jade
Period: Ming