3 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 34,850
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000
A RARE AND FINELY CARVED JADE MODEL OF A HORNED BEAST, XI NIU
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The single-horned beast carved standing four-square atop a platform of cloud scrolls, the well-polished stone of a pale white tone with some russet inclusions
3 in. (7.6 cm.) long, wood stand, fitted box
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