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A CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'TIGER' GROUP
PROBABLY QING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
92
A CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'TIGER' GROUP
PROBABLY QING 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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A CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'TIGER' GROUP
PROBABLY QING DYNASTY
well worked and reticulated in the form of a tiger trampling ferociously on a chilong, the latter portrayed defending with an extended foreleg, the tiger further rendered with gaping jaws and a body detailed with incised streaks, the light brown section of the yellowish celadon pebble utilised to depict the heads of the beasts
5.2 cm, 2 in.
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Catalogue Note

Skilfully carved in the round, this piece is notable for the clever use of the natural colouration of the stone to highlight the ferocious expression of the tiger who holds the chilong to the ground. The subject of a tiger and chilong is rare, although depictions of tigers in combat are known in jade and bronze from as early as the Han dynasty, such as the carving in the British Museum, London, illustrated in Jessica Rawson, From the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 26:5, together with its bronze counterpart, p. 361, fig. 1.

An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings

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Hong Kong