A pale green and russet jade recumbent mythical beast Yuan/Ming Dynasty (2)

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Lot 110
A pale green and russet jade recumbent mythical beast
Yuan/Ming Dynasty

HK$ 300,000 - 400,000
US$ 39,000 - 51,000
A pale green and russet jade recumbent mythical beast
Yuan/Ming Dynasty
Finely carved in the round as a recumbent mythical beast facing forward, its head slightly raised, the face rendered with circular eyes, a ridged nose and ruyi-shaped nostrils, its head flanked by two large ears enhanced with spiral motifs, the ridged spine extending to the incised bushy tail, the stone of yellowish-white tone with russet inclusion, box. 7.5cm (3in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • 元/明 青白玉雕臥獸

    Compare with a related yellowish-green jade carving of a recumbent mythical beast, Song/Yuan dynasty, with similar execution of the spiral motifs, illustrated by G.Tsang, Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong, 1996, no.115; see another greyish white jade mythical beast, Ming dynasty, in the British Museum, London, illustrated in ibid., no.139, showing a similar style of nose and eyes.

    參看一件宋代至元代黃青玉雕瑞獸,其骨節突出的刻畫以及身體卷裝紋飾與本品類似,著錄於《中國肖生玉雕》,香港,1996年,編號115。另見大英博物館藏一件明代灰白玉雕瑞獸,其圓眼、扁鼻、寬唇風格亦可資參考,見著錄,1996年,編號130。
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A pale green and russet jade recumbent mythical beast Yuan/Ming Dynasty (2)
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