3327
3327
A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET FIGURE OF ZHOU TANZI
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 HKD
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3327
A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET FIGURE OF ZHOU TANZI
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Beasts of Antiquity – Important Jade Animals from the Chang Shou Studio

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A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET FIGURE OF ZHOU TANZI
MING DYNASTY
skilfully worked to depict the legend of Zhou Tanzi disguised as a deer, the figure rendered with the pale celadon areas of the stone and portrayed crawling on all fours beneath by a russet deer hide, the latter sensitively incised with striations and whorls
6.5 cm, 2 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Paris, 14th June 2007, lot 110.

Catalogue Note

The figure of Zhou Tanzi represents filial piety. This comes from the tale of a young boy who tried to obtain milk for his ailing mother by disguising as a deer so that he could pass into the deer herd to gather milk.

Beasts of Antiquity – Important Jade Animals from the Chang Shou Studio

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Hong Kong