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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST'
SONG - EARLY MING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
244
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST'
SONG - EARLY MING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade

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New York

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST'
SONG - EARLY MING DYNASTY
crouching with belly lowered to the ground, the legs poised beside the body and carved with swirling patterns as if ready to pounce, the head turned backwards eagerly looking over the arched back at the bushy tail sweeping over to one side, the vitality of the animal enhanced through finely carved details such as the open mouth, wide eyes, subtly protruding ribs, and individual fur tufts, the stone an icy white with a swath of caramel-colored russet at one side
Length 1 3/4  in., 4.4 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Jon Edwards.
Weisbrod Chinese Art, Ltd., New York.

Exhibited

A Private Collection of Early Chinese Jade Carvings, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd., New York, 1994, cat. no. 8.

Literature

Robert P. Youngman, The Youngman Collection of Chinese Jades from Neolithic to Qing, Chicago, 2008, pl. 148.

The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade

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New York