Lot 3413
  • 3413

A RARE SMOKY QUARTZ 'MYTHICAL BEASTS' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY |

Estimate
200,000 - 250,000 HKD
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Description

  • 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in.
well carved as a recumbent mythical beast with its head turned backwards to face its young clambering on its rear haunches, each mythical beast with an elongated body centred with a prominent spinal column, skilfully portrayed with a long horn curling at the tip and flanked by a pair of floppy ears, further rendered with bushy eyebrows above bulging eyes and a wide snout, the translucent stone of an attractive brownish-grey colour, wood stand

Provenance

Christie's New York, 18th/19th September 2014, lot 1235.
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