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A GREY AND BLACK JADE PHOENIX
MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
7
A GREY AND BLACK JADE PHOENIX
MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Menagerie: An English Private Collection of Chinese Animal Carvings

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A GREY AND BLACK JADE PHOENIX
MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER
carved seated with legs neatly tucked beneath the body and the wings curled and folded around the body, the head raised and turned to the left, the stone of mottled grey and black tones
6 cm, 2 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

A jade bird fashioned in a similar pose was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1975, cat. no. 235; another is illustrated in Brian Morgan, Naturalism & Archaism: Chinese Jades from the Kirknorton Collection, London, 1995, pl. 26; and a third from the collection of Mr and Mrs B.H. Tisdall, was included in the exhibition Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia House Gallery, New York, 1980, cat. no. 81, where the author notes that the use of mottled stone is a characteristic of jade carvings of the 13th and 14th century.

Menagerie: An English Private Collection of Chinese Animal Carvings

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London