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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    A CELADON AND RUSSET CARVING OF AN APE-DRAGON, QIANLONG OR EARLIER (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. D50, p.155.