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A MOTTLED JADE ELEPHANT PEBBLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
3
A MOTTLED JADE ELEPHANT PEBBLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Menagerie: An English Private Collection of Chinese Animal Carvings

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A MOTTLED JADE ELEPHANT PEBBLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
carved following the form and natural veining of the pebble depicting the elephant standing foursquare with its lowered head turned to its side, its trunk curled between sharp tusks and its tail sweeping over its hind haunch, the white stone with patches of dark green-red skin and russet inclusions
8 cm, 3 1/8  in.
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Exhibited

Chinese Decorative Arts from Two Private Collections, Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1974, cat. no. 116.

Catalogue Note

Compare a similarly carved celadon jade elephant illustrated in René-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argencé, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1977, pl. XLIII; and one attributed to the late Tang to early Song period, included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade throughout the Ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1975, cat. no. 205.

Menagerie: An English Private Collection of Chinese Animal Carvings

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London