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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A HORSE
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
88
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A HORSE
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings

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Hong Kong

A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A HORSE
MING DYNASTY
the recumbent animal with head slightly lowered, caparisoned with an elaborate saddle on its back and fastened with reins around its face, the stone of a celadon tone flecked with russet
8.4 cm, 3 1/4  in.
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Provenance

An English private collection.
Bonhams London, 12th May 2011, lot 2.

Catalogue Note

Caparisoned horses were a popular representation amongst existing jade carvings of horses. Such representation drew closer parallel to ancient tomb models made of ceramic or stone.

A near identical Yuan-Ming dynasty jade horse from the collection of Victor Shaw was illustrated in James C.Y Watt, Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, The Asia Society, New York, 1980, p. 83, pl. 66. Another closely related jade horse, dated to Yuan dynasty or later, was included in the exhibition catalogue Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 152, cat. no. 134. See also a similar Ming-dynasty example from the collection of Dr S.Y. Kwan, illustrated in Chan Lai Pik, Chinese Jades: The Dr S.Y. Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 2012, pl. 63.

An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings

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Hong Kong