• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    A RARE AND FINELY CARVED JADE MODEL OF A HORNED BEAST, XI NIU

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    The Du Breuil Collection formed in the 1930's and 1940's.