15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 34,850
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A GROUP OF FOUR JADE CARVINGS, 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY
comprising a pale celadon jade model of a Buddhistic lion with its young, wood stand; a celadon and russet jade carving of a qilin with a book amongst clouds, wood stand; a greyish celadon jade model of a recumbent tree shrew, wood stand; and a white jade carving of boys playing a drum, wood stand -- the first, 2¼in. (5.7cm.) wide. (4)
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From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.