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A LARGE CELADON JADE ‘MYTHICAL BEAST AND CUB’ GROUP
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
80,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 HKD
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A LARGE CELADON JADE ‘MYTHICAL BEAST AND CUB’ GROUP
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
80,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 HKD
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Details & Cataloguing

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong

A LARGE CELADON JADE ‘MYTHICAL BEAST AND CUB’ GROUP
QING DYNASTY
the unicorn beast with a gentle face and raised snout, detailed with a ribbed spine and bifid tail, crouching on its hindquarter, its cub depicted frolicking between its forepaws, the stone of a sage-green colour with faint russet veining
11 cm, 4 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

A carving of a mythical beast similarly modelled with a long snout, notched spine and long horn, was sold in our New York rooms, 11th/12th April 1990, lot 238; another from the collection of Mr and Mrs Melvyn Rollason, was sold at Christie’s London, 9th June 1997, lot 226; and a slightly smaller example was sold in these rooms, 8th April 2010, lot 2055.

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

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Hong Kong