1987
1987

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, LOTS 1987-2040

A RECUMBENT JADE HOUND
TANG / SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 475,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1987

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, LOTS 1987-2040

A RECUMBENT JADE HOUND
TANG / SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 475,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RECUMBENT JADE HOUND
TANG / SONG DYNASTY

the greyish white stone with streaks of brown, carved in the form of a lean male hound with a coiled tail, reclining with his front paws stretched out under his face, the attenuated body articulated by the ribs and spine showing


9.3 cm., 3 5/8 in.
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Exhibited

Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 68.

Chinese Jade Carving, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1983, cat. no. 136.

Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p.145

Catalogue Note

Finely carved and polished to a smooth sheen with intricately carved details, as seen in the ribs and paws, a jade figure of a dog in a similar recumbent position, but with greater emphasis on the ribs and spine, in the Guanfu collection, was included in the exhibition Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1980, cat. no  37; another, closely related figure from the Victor Shaw collection was included in the exhibition Exquisite Jade Carving, University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 79.

Hound-like dogs first appeared in Chinese art during the Tang period, when many pottery versions were produced in this recumbent posture, and is related to the popularity of hunting as a pastime in China.

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