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    Sale 12292

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II

    11 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 821

    A MOTTLED GREY AND REDDISH-RUSSET JADE 'HORSES AND MONKEY' GROUP

    19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A MOTTLED GREY AND REDDISH-RUSSET JADE 'HORSES AND MONKEY' GROUP
    19TH CENTURY
    The group is carved in the form of two recumbent horses with their heads turned backwards to face each other, with a monkey sitting on one horse, holding a book surrounded by scrolling clouds. The stone is of a mottled dark red-russet and greyish-brown tone, with each animal highlighted in a different colour.
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) wide, wood stand


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    Provenance

    Property from a private European collection, acquired prior to 1960.