3090
3090
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A BIXIE AND CUB
LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
800,0001,000,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000,000 HKD
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3090
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A BIXIE AND CUB
LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
800,0001,000,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A BIXIE AND CUB
LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
the beast deftly carved with its head turned sharply to the left, bearing a toothy grin below a furrowed brow, curled ears, and a mane, its paws neatly tucked beneath and its bushy tail swished to one side with a cub clambering on its hindquarter, the white translucent stone accented with patches of russet skin and a soft warm patina
8.2 cm., 3 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

The craftsman of this piece has skilfully taken full advantage of the high quality of the present stone to fashion an object that is complementary to its natural shape and hue. To minimise wastage he has included areas of the russet skin of the stone, which also enhances the aesthetic beauty of the piece. See a related carving in the collection of C.P. Lin, included in the exhibition Exquisite Jade Carving. Figures, Animals, Ornaments, The University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 122. Compare also a small figure of a mythical beast, similarly rendered with 'C'-shaped archaistic ears, flat cut mouth and bushy tail, included in the exhibition Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 141.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong