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FINE JADES FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED WHITE JADE ‘THREE DOGS’ GROUP
QING DYNASTY, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
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FINE JADES FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED WHITE JADE ‘THREE DOGS’ GROUP
QING DYNASTY, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Оценка
20 00030 000
Лот продан 173,000 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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A RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED WHITE JADE ‘THREE DOGS’ GROUP
QING DYNASTY, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
finely and skilfully worked in the form of two dogs playfully wrestling with each other and a younger cub beside, the larger dog clambering atop the other dog with its front paws perched on the hind legs of the dog beneath, endearingly nuzzling the front paw of its sprawling companion, the younger cub lying beside, each beast superbly rendered with an elongated snout and well-defined nasal bones, furled ears and almond-shaped eyes, the smoothly polished stone of an even white tone, wood stand
Количество: 2
8.2 cm, 3 1/4  in.
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Происхождение

Sotheby's London, 17th December 1996, lot 261.
Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1998.

Описание в каталоге

Skilfully fashioned in the round, this charming carving is notable for the sensitive modelling of the three dogs, which have been rendered with gentle features that pleasantly contrast with their playful poses. The skill of the carver has been displayed to full effect in the carefully studied and naturalistically captured interlocking bodies. Furthermore, this piece has been fashioned according to the shape of the pebble to prevent unnecessary wastage of the precious material and carved with the same level of care overall so that it can be appreciated from every angle.

Jade carvings of hounds, generally depicted in resting poses, were made from the Tang dynasty onwards and are seldom found in groups of three.  Compare two jade carvings of a pair of dogs sold in our Hong Kong rooms, the first, 20th November 1984, lot 541, and the second, 30th October 1995, lot 932; and another, from the collection of Walter Stein, sold in our New York rooms, 26th February 1982, lot 518. See also a similarly playful carving of three cats, included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1983, 164; and another of three lions, in the Tianjin Museum, illustrated in Tianjin bowuguan cang yu / Jade Wares Collected by Tianjin Museum, Beijing, 2012, pl. 174.

Important Chinese Art

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