2000
2000
A WHITE JADE LIONESS AND CUB
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
250 000300 000
Lot. Vendu 570,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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2000
A WHITE JADE LIONESS AND CUB
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
250 000300 000
Lot. Vendu 570,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A WHITE JADE LIONESS AND CUB
MING DYNASTY
the evenly white translucent stone carved with a recumbent lioness clenching a sprig of lily in her mouth, her head turned back towards her tail looking at her cub nestled along her right hind leg, the stone highly polished and well carved overall
7.5 cm., 3 in.
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Bibliographie

Hei-Chi, Jades from the Hei-Chi Collection, Beijing, 2006, p. 176.

Description

The present piece is outstanding for the exceptional depth and quality of carving. While the figure embodies characteristics of Ming carved mythical figures, such as the almost deliberately archaistic style of the dramatic pose and exaggerated features, the carver's dexterity with the medium is apparent in the intricately modelled faces, paws and floral spray. Compare a larger carving of a recumbent beast with a lingzhi fungus in its mouth beside its young, included in the exhibition China: Eine Weige der Veltkultur, Roemer und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildersheim, 1994, cat. no. 228, and sold at Christie's London, 7th November 2006, lot 12; and another figure group with the larger creature holding a peony branch, sold in our London rooms, 29th May 1973, lot 204.

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