2002
2002
A JADE CARVING OF A MONKEY AND A HORSE
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 560,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2002
A JADE CARVING OF A MONKEY AND A HORSE
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 560,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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A JADE CARVING OF A MONKEY AND A HORSE
MING DYNASTY

the pale-cream coloured stone mottled with russet patches, carved with a recumbent horse with its head turned towards its back, facing the small monkey using the reins to climb up on its back


6.2 cm., 2 1/2 in.
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Exhibited

Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 152

Literature

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 177.

Catalogue Note

Compare a related carving of this subject illustrated in Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 57; another, in the Tingsong Shuwu collection, included in the exhibition Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1986, cat. no. 70; and a third example included in the exhibition Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 153.

A horse with monkey represents the wish for an immediate conferment of the rank of Marquis or the immediate appointment to a high-ranking position.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong