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Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A WHITE AND BROWN JADE CARVING OF LIU HAI
LATE MING DYNASTY
crouching with a large three-legged toad pinned under the chest and right arm, the toad's head emerging by the boy's gleeful face, a string of coins clutched in the left hand, the body covered in a robe falling in thick folds over the bent arms and legs, the stone an even milky white with small brown inclusions at the face and legs
Height 2 1/2  in., 6.4 cm
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Provenance

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 25th April 1980.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 307.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York