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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A HEAVENLY HORSE
17TH / EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A HEAVENLY HORSE
17TH / EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 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 CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A HEAVENLY HORSE
17TH / EARLY 18TH CENTURY
carved in openwork with a vivacious heavenly horse galloping across roiling waves, the forelegs extending forward in tandem, the hind legs pushing energetically off the water's surface, the tail sweeping back against peels of splashing water, the body articulated in low relief with wings rising along its sides, fine scales on the skin, and wisps of qi at the shoulders and hips, a large beribboned scroll tied to the back, the undulating watery ground incised with flowing lines and punctuated with plumes of sea spray leaping from the surface and generating swirls of mist, the stone a whitish-celadon tone with icy inclusions and russet passages, wood stand (2)
Height 5 3/8  in., 13.7 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 25th May 1983.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 257.

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

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New York