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A LARGE 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE CARVING OF A DAOIST FIGURE
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00050,000
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68
A LARGE 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE CARVING OF A DAOIST FIGURE
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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A LARGE 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE CARVING OF A DAOIST FIGURE
MING DYNASTY
standing with the legs straight, the slightly downcast face with bulging eyes, a long beard and mustache, wearing a two-tier headdress carved with dragons in high relief, dressed in a long robe with the tips of shoes peeking out from beneath, a belt with incised plaques wrapping around the broad belly, the left arm positioned with the hand at the hip holding a ruyi scepter, the right arm bent at the elbow with the hand raised and clasping a long tuft of hair, the mottled gray stone enhanced for the 'chicken bone' effect, secured to a wood stand
Height 14 in., 35.5 cm
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Provenance

English Private Collection.
Spink & Son, London, 3rd June 1985.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 264.

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

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New York