A GRAYISH CELADON JADE 'MYTHICAL BIRD' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 17TH - 18TH CENTURY |
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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finely carved, the bird recumbent with a short curved beak, a curved horn, and small pointed ears, the wings and fan-shaped tail delineated by stylized archaistic scrolls, the underside incised to reveal symmetrically folded legs, with nine small chicks nestled near or peering out from the plumage, the stone with an attractive bluish-silvery hue and russet patches
J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 7th November 2001.
Robert P. Youngman, The Youngman Collection of Chinese Jades from Neolithic to Qing, Chicago, 2008, pl. 89.