Qianlong The fine white stone with russet patches worked in the form of a recumbent ram, its frontal two legs bent and head turned left peering backwards, its face framed by a pair of backward curved horns and a goatee, its mouth expelling a stream of energy manifesting into a taiji engulfed in scrolling mists. 8.2cm wide.
For a jade group of three rams of similar stone colour and workmanship, see a group illustrated by Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 194, and sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 November 2007, lot 1560.
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