1992
1992
A WHITE JADE LION CUB
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
180,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 740,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1992
A WHITE JADE LION CUB
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
180,000220,000
LOT SOLD. 740,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A WHITE JADE LION CUB
SONG DYNASTY
the cream coloured white jade with russet tinges, carved in the form of a crouching lion cub resting on all-fours, his youthful face set off by large round eyes, pierced through the centre with a small aperture
6.4 cm., 2 1/2 in.
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Exhibited

Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 86.

Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 155.

Catalogue Note

The playful rendering of this piece is characteristic of Song archaism; for mythical lions similarly carved in the forward-crouching pose, see two in the Kirknorton collection, illustrated in Brian Morgan, Naturalism and Archaism. Chinese Jades from the Kirknorton Collection, London, 1995, pls. 46 and 48; and a later example sold at Christie's London, 15th May 2007, lot 342.

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