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A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A HORSE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
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A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A HORSE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A HORSE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
recumbent with head turned back and legs tucked neatly beneath, the parted mane framing the face and sweeping down the neck, the tail swept to one side, the face with a bridle, the rein draped across the body, the even yellow stone skillfully worked to leave the caramel russet skin across the back and base, wood stand (2)
Length 3 1/8  in., 8 cm
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Provenance

Collection of L. A. Langston.
Oriental Rarities (Alan Hartman), New York, 3rd November 1980.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving no. 222.

Catalogue Note

The horse represents speed, immediacy and strength. For a celadon jade horse, with the head, mane, and bridle carved in a very similar manner but with a small monkey on its back, see one sold in these rooms, 19th March 2019, lot 201. See also two recumbent jade horses sold at Christie's New York: the first yellow and brown jade example sold 18th September 2014, lot 1238; the second pale green jade example sold 13th September 2012, lot 1043.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York