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A BEIGE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
102
A BEIGE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 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 BEIGE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING
MING DYNASTY
recumbent with head slightly turned, one paw raised towards the face with large eyes, a ruyi-shaped nose, and flat rectangular snout, the mouth open to expose the teeth and a recessed tongue, a curved row of bosses extending down the body to delineate the spine, the claws, fur, and curly eyebrows finely incised, the stone a deep honey gradating to beige
Length 3 5/8  in., 9.2 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Alfred Salmony (1890-1958).
Collection of Frederick M. Mayer (d. 1974).
Christie's London, 24-25 June 1974, lot 175.
Spink & Son, London, 25th May 1983.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 123.

Literature

Roger Keverne, ed., Jade, London, 1995, p. 91, fig. 4.

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

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New York