• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    A RARE MOTTLED JADE MYTHICAL BEAST

    LIAO-JIN DYNASTY (907-1234)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE MOTTLED JADE MYTHICAL BEAST
    LIAO-JIN DYNASTY (907-1234)
    Modelled seated holding a brocade ball between the front legs, the stone of a burnt orange-red tone with grey areas
    1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high


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    A comparable beast with similar colouring and stance but with the head turned to one side and without the ball, is illustrated by Elizabeth Childs-Johnson in Jades from Traditional China, 1999, no. 79.

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