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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 964

    A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A GOOSE

    18TH-19TH CENTURY

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    A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A GOOSE
    18TH-19TH CENTURY
    The softly rounded flat plaque is well carved as a recumbent goose with backward-turned head resting slightly to one side on its back, and with scrolls in front of the feathers on the closed wings. The semi-translucent stone is of even white color and has a satiny polish.
    1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, box


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    The subject matter and shape of this small, fine white carving follows in the tradition of other small white jade pebbles carved as a recumbent goose, such as the example dated late Song-early Ming in the Guan-fu Collection illustrated by J. C. Y. Watt in Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia Society, New York, 1980, p. 97, no. 82.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1 May 1996, lot 640.