15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A MOTTLED WHITE AND BLUE JADE MODEL OF A MANDARIN DUCK, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
the bird sitting on a lotus leaf, a flowering lotus spray in its mouth, with finely incised wing and feather detailing -- 2¼in. (5.8cm.) wide, fitted wood stand.
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A similar model can be seen in the Avery Brundage Collection. Rene-Yvon Lefebure d'Argence, Chinese Jades in the Avery Brundage Collection, Japan, The de Young Museum Society et al. 1972, pl XLV.
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From an English private collection, acquired prior to 1985.