15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A CELADON AND RUSSET CARVING OF AN APE-DRAGON, QIANLONG OR EARLIER (1736-1795)
the flattened upright beast modelled with a typical dragon formed head, with a beard to its chin and double horns to its head, the body depicted as a crouching ape, holding its long tail in its right paw -- 1 7/8in. (4.8cm.) high.
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S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. D50, p.155.
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