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A BEIGE AND GREY JADE 'SANYANG' GROUP
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
91
A BEIGE AND GREY JADE 'SANYANG' GROUP
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
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 GREY JADE 'SANYANG' GROUP
17TH CENTURY
carved in the round as three recumbent rams, the two smaller rams nuzzling against the parent, each with almond-shaped eyes, floppy ears, a pair of curved horns relaxed against the neck and a short goatee, a wisp of qi flowing from the parent's mouth and forming a small cloud by the tail, a disc carved with a yin-yang symbol rising from the cloud, the stone a translucent beige-white with opaque dark gray inclusions
Length 5 1/8  in., 13 cm
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Provenance

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 25th April 1980.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 207.

Catalogue Note

Compare two related 'sanyang' groups with the yin-yang symbol: a white jade example sold in these rooms, 12th September 2018, lot 330; and a pale celadon example sold at Christie's New York, 24th March 2011, lot 1462.

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

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New York