A white jade boy on elephant carving and a white jade goose carving (4)

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A white jade boy on elephant carving and a white jade goose carving

HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 3,800 - 5,100
A white jade boy on elephant carving and a white jade goose carving
The elephant standing with its head slightly turned to the left and the trunk curled to the right, with a boy clambering up its shoulder holding a floral stem, Yuan/Ming dynasty, wood stand, 4.6cm (1 3/4in) long; together with a white jade goose carved in openwork with a long slender neck, the head turned to the left grasping its left wing in its beak, the feathered wings swept up either side of the rounded body, the feet tucked underneath, Jin/Yuan dynasty, wood stand, 4.2cm (1 3/4in) high. (4).

Footnotes

  • 元/明 白玉雕寶象童子飾件 及 金/元 白玉雕寶鵝飾件 一組兩件

    Provenance:
    The elephant carving:
    Colonel M.M.Munro, Scotland
    O.J.R.Allen, purchased from S. Marchant & Son, London, on 2 October 2000
    Marchant, London

    The goose carving:
    An Asian private collection
    O.J.R.Allen, purchased from S. Marchant & Son, London on 20 October 2005
    Marchant, London

    Exhibited, Published and Illustrated:
    S. Marchant & Son, 75th Anniversary Exhibition of Post-Archaic Chinese Jades from Private Collections, London, 2000, no.17 (elephant)
    S. Marchant & Son, 80th Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Jades from Han to Qing, London, 2005, no.48 (goose)
    Marchant, Chinese Jades from the Mr. O.J.R. Allen Collection, London, 2013, no.2 (goose) and 7 (elephant)

    來源:
    寶象:
    蘇格蘭上校M.M.Munro
    O.J.R.Allen舊藏,2000年10月2日購於倫敦S. Marchant & Son
    倫敦Marchant

    寶鵝:
    亞洲私人舊藏
    O.J.R.Allen舊藏,2005年10月20日購於倫敦S. Marchant & Son
    倫敦Marchant

    展覽、出版及著錄:
    S. Marchant & Son,《75th Anniversary Exhibition of Post-Archaic Chinese Jades from Private Collections》,倫敦,2000年,編號17(寶象)
    S. Marchant & Son,《80th Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Jades from Han to Qing》,倫敦,2005年,編號48(寶鵝)
    Marchant,《Chinese Jades from the Mr. O.J.R. Allen Collection》,倫敦,2013年,編號2(寶鵝)及7(寶象)

    皆白玉質偏青,寶象童子圓雕而成,寶象身披掛毯,象鼻右曲,象尾右掃,陰刻褶皺,側立童子,右手執牡丹裝飾象馱,此件用刀快意古拙,卻不失神采動態。天鵝亦為圓雕,就籽玉之形雕曲項振翅修羽之態,毛羽陰刻,有唐宋刀法。

    玉雕寶鵝可參考北京故宮所藏一件宋代白玉鴨,形態刀法皆與之神似,見《故宮博物院藏品大系玉器篇5》,北京,2011年,編號88,頁92。
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