• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 283

    AN UNUSUAL GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMAL

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN UNUSUAL GREEN AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMAL
    17TH CENTURY
    The recumbent beast carved with head turned slightly to its right and with mouth open exposing the large, protruding teeth, with fierce expression and intent gaze above the ruyi-head form nose, a large curved horn set in back of its head amidst finely carved tufts of hair and between downcast ears, its pointed, bushy tail parted in curls and flicked up onto its haunches, which are outlined by wave-shaped scrolls
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Provenance

    Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR