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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1987

    A SMALL YELLOW JADE MYTHICAL BEAST PENDANT

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    A SMALL YELLOW JADE MYTHICAL BEAST PENDANT
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Finely carved on one rounded side to depict a crouching mythical beast in profile, its curly mane continuing along its back and terminating in a long tail, the flattened reverse side incised with stylised clouds surrounding a tablet-shaped legend carved in high relief, the surface in low relief with two characters, Jian above An, within a raised border, pierced with apertures on the neck, the underside for attachment and side of tail, the stone of even light yellow tone with areas of russet inclusions
    1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) wide


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