2053
2053
A JADE CARVING OF A PIG
HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2053
A JADE CARVING OF A PIG
HAN DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A JADE CARVING OF A PIG
HAN DYNASTY
carved as a stylised pig with strong, slanting slashes delineating the animal's head, limbs and back, the underside polished flat, the stone of greyish celadon tone with white mottling, russet inclusions and light calcification
10 cm., 3 7/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

As a symbol of prosperity, abundance and fertility, pig was a popular subject in ancient Chinese jade carvings. 

A closely related example is in the Seattle Art Museum, published by James C.Y. Watt in Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, pl. 29. 

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