A large nephrite carving of a Bactrian camel 18th/19th Century

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Lot 9094
A large nephrite carving of a Bactrian camel
18th/19th Century

Sold for US$ 3,525 inc. premium
Chinese Works of Art

Fine Jade and Hardstone Carvings

Property from a California collection
A large nephrite carving of a Bactrian camel
18th/19th Century
Its head raised slightly and its jaw opened as it stands on its four reticulated legs attached to an elliptical plinth, the animal's mane and curly tufts of hair along the underside of the neck and on other surfaces textured with delicate parallel line work and the stand encircled with lotus petals in low relief, the grey-green matrix mottled with patches of darker grey, some off-white and pinpoint black inclusions as well as pale russet staining in natural surface fissure lines.
Height 9 1/4in (23.5cm)
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