An ivory seal carved with a recumbent mythological animal similarly modelled with its head slightly turned to its side, was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong exhibition Arts from the Scholar’s Studio, Fung Ping Shan, Hong Kong, 1986, cat. no. 221; and another attributed to the Yongle period, was sold in our London rooms, 19th June 1984, lot 98. See also seals carved with mythological animals facing forward, such as two sold in our London rooms, the first included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, London, 1957, cat. no. 363, sold 14th December 1976, lot 206, and the second from the collection of Sir Herbert and Lady Ingram, 8th June 1993, lot 155; and a pair sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28th November 2005, lot 1451.
Adrian Maynard joined Spink & Sons in 1947, where he was appointed Director from 1962 and eventually Deputy Chairman until his retirement in 1984.
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