1998
1998
A WHITE JADE LIONESS AND CUB
YUAN DYNASTY
Estimation
150 000180 000
Lot. Vendu 350,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
1998
A WHITE JADE LIONESS AND CUB
YUAN DYNASTY
Estimation
150 000180 000
Lot. Vendu 350,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A WHITE JADE LIONESS AND CUB
YUAN DYNASTY
the cream coloured stone carved with a recumbent lioness lying on her side facing her cub, their cheeks touching
6 cm., 2 3/8 in.
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Exposition

Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 117

Bibliographie

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 168.

Description

A common subject from the Tang dynasty, the mother and child motif grew to popularity during the Yuan and Ming periods. Compare a related carving in the Kirknorton collection, illustrated in Brian Morgan, Naturalism and Archaism. Chinese Jades from the Kirknorton Collection, London, 1995, pl. 5; another sold in our London rooms, 7th March 1978, lot 244; and a third larger example sold in our London rooms, 1st November 1974, lot 355.

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