A MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL CREATURE MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER | 明或以前 玉握珠神獸
A MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL CREATURE MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER | 明或以前 玉握珠神獸
A MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL CREATURE MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER | 明或以前 玉握珠神獸
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A MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL CREATURE MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER | 明或以前 玉握珠神獸

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

A MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL CREATURE MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER | 明或以前 玉握珠神獸

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:7,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

ARCHAIC AND ARCHAISTIC JADES FROM THE MICHAEL GULBENKIAN COLLECTION

MICHAEL GULBENKIAN玉器收藏


A MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL CREATURE

MING DYNASTY OR EARLIER

明或以前 玉握珠神獸


the creature depicted sitting upright, the left hand holding a rosary and the right hand grasping a lotus bud, with two long horns and a long beard, pierced vertically from the top of the head to the feet, the brown stone suffused with russet and grey streaks

Height 4.5 cm, 1¾ in.

Condition Report

The jade mythical creature is in very good condition.

The actual colour is less yellow and more brown than the catalogue illustration.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。整體品相甚佳。實際呈色較圖例偏淺黃色。


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Desmund Gure Collection (1906-1970) (according to label).

The Kirknorton Collection.

Carter Fine Art Ltd., London.

Desmund Gure(1906-1970年)收藏(標簽)

Kirknorton收藏

Carter Fine Art Ltd., 倫敦

Literature

Brian Morgan and Li Boqian, Naturalism & Archaism: Chinese Jades from the Kirknorton Collection, London, 1995, pl. 9.

Naturalism & Archaism: Chinese Jades from the Kirknorton Collection,倫敦,1995年,圖版9

Catalogue Note

This small figure belongs to a small group of strange mythical creatures carved in the round in the same distinctive posture, all with horns and long triangular beards holding a rosary in one hand. The dating of these ranges from the Six Dynasties Period to the Ming Dynasty. A mottled brown and grey jade figure of a 'squatting monster' dated to the Six Dynasties period is published in Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argence, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1977, p. 68, pl. XXVII. Compare also with a very similar figure of a seated mythical creature from the collection of Gerald Godfrey, sold in Christie's Hong Kong, 30th October 1995, lot 863. A third figure from this group dated to the Ming Dynasty, is illustrated in Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1996, cat. no. 146. 

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