ARCHAIC AND ARCHAISTIC JADES FROM THE MICHAEL GULBENKIAN COLLECTION
A BROWN JADE SEATED WINGED FIGURE
the rotund figure seated cross legged with hands held together at the chest, the back carved with a ribbed backbone and a pair of elaborate wings folding over the shoulders, the face with two large bulging eyes and a short beard, wearing a cap pierced for suspension, the mottled stone with brown and russet tones
Height 5.5 cm, 2¼ in.
The winged figure is in very good condition with the exception of some very minor natural flaws to the stone.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Tony Carter Ltd., London, 1980's.
於上世紀80年代購自倫敦Tony Carter Ltd.
Jades From China. The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no. 275.
《Jades From China》，東亞藝術博物館，巴斯，1994年，編號275
For a stylistically similar figure of Garuda, on the south front of the arch on the white marble Cloud Platform of the Juyongguan Section of the Great Wall near Beijing, dated to 1345, see J.M Addis, Chinese Ceramics from Datable Tombs, 1978, p.43.