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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2609

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'LION AND CUB' GROUP

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'LION AND CUB' GROUP
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    The large recumbent beast carved in the round holding the ribbon of a brocade ball between its clenched teeth, his massive head finely detailed with bulbous eyes below prominent spiral eyebrows and curled fur swept, covering the length of its back, the young cub resting on its back looking at the adult, similarly portrayed with one paw resting playfully on the ribbon, the stone of a well-polished creamy white tone with minor russet inclusions
    6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) wide, wood stand


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    Provenance

    W.G. Wrigley
    Charles Nott Ltd,March 1937
    E. J. C. Vint


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE VINT FAMILY COLLECTION


    Literature

    S.C. Nott, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, London, 1936, pl. LXIII