6,000 - 8,000 GBP
- 6.5 公分，2 1/2 英寸
the beast carved recumbent with legs tucked into the arched spiny body and head down, the stone of mottled celadon and brown colour with darker veining
A jade carving of a mythological beast similarly modelled with its head lowered, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the exhibition Great National Treasures of China, Kaohsiung City, 1983, cat. no. 40; and another is illustrated in James C. Y. Watt, Chinese Jades from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 1989, pl. 55. Compare also one attributed to the Tang period, included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade throughout the ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1975, cat. no. 195.