A Celadon White Jade 'Elephant and Boy' Carving, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century or Earlier
Modelled as an elephant with its head turned to one side, dressed with a tasselled saddlecloth draped across its back, supporting a boy holding a longevity peach
height 2" — 5.1 cm.
For similar examples from Qianlong period, see Christie’s Hong Kong, November 27, 2007, lot 2388. Also see Sotheby’s Hong Kong, April 8, 2014, lot 3045.
A larger size, but almost identical in carving and design, see Sotheby’s Hong Kong November 24, 2014, lot 1269
From an Important Private Collection, London, England
Acquired mainly from Christie’s and Sotheby’s London, from the 1970s to the 1990s
Lots 243 - 273
Department: Asian Art