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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 242

    A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A RECUMBENT HOUND, MING OR LATER (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A RECUMBENT HOUND, MING OR LATER (1368-1644)
    the slightly curved beast with its head resting between its front paws, its rib delineated and its curling tail scrolling back onto its body, fitted wood stand; a celadon and russet jade amulet with artifical white alteration, in the form of a tortoise, its head turned back to connect with the snake that sits scrolled upon its back, this combination being a symbolic sign for the North, two drill holes either side of the tortoises head, a single exit through the tail end; a grey and russet jade plaque in the form of a taotie mask, of curved form incised with eyes, nose and mouth, the hairline a band of key-fret motifs, two drill holes within the 'ears' of the mask; and a green and russet jade amulet in the form of a tortoise, the shell and under belly realistically incised with small protruding head, drills holes either side of a extended neck, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), fitted wood stand -- the first 3 1/8in. (7.8cm) wide. (4)


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S, Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, no.s C35, C37, C38, C41, p. 108-110.