Lot 3620
  • 3620

AN EXCEPTIONAL AND LARGE YELLOW JADE ANIMAL-SHAPED PLAQUE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

Estimate
25,000,000 - 30,000,000 HKD
Sold
26,575,000 HKD
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Description

exceptionally and powerfully worked in the form of a beast with an undulating silhouette defined with crisp edges, the head of the beast depicted with a long horn issuing along the contours and ending in an upcurled tip, the head portrayed diving far down, as if peering over an edge, further rendered with a prominent and broad snout ending in an arc-shaped tip, the muscular body terminating in a bifurcated tail and decorated with subtle relief on each side with raised bosses, the bent limbs further exquisitely adorned with zoomorphic outlines, incised with two undeciphered characters, the lustrous stone of a yellowish colour accentuated with brown markings around the edges 
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