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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY H. ARNHOLD, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARNHOLD FOUNDATION

A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A 'MYTHICAL BEAST'
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 47,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
843

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HENRY H. ARNHOLD, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ARNHOLD FOUNDATION

A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A 'MYTHICAL BEAST'
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
6 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 47,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A 'MYTHICAL BEAST'
MING DYNASTY
finely carved, seated on the haunches with head turned to the left, the face with round pronounced eyes, ruyi-shaped nose, flat snout and mouth slightly open to reveal the fangs, framed by a combed mane and curling ears, the body with subtle ridges indicating the chest and ribs, the S-curve emphasized by the sinuous raised spine, terminating in a lush curly tail swept to one side, delicate swirls of fur at the legs, the stone a bluish-grey celadon with small patches of russet, pierced at the underside of the paws
Length 2 3/4  in., 7 cm
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Provenance

Christie's New York, 21 March 1997, lot 324.

Important Chinese Art

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New York