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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3256

    A WHITE JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL BEAST

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A WHITE JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The jade is carved in round as a mythical beast resting on its paws with a single horn between finely detailed mane, its face finely detailed with rounded eyes, curled eyebrows and a broad snout; its long bifurcated tail flicked to its left side. The stone is well-polished and of an even pale greenish-white tone with concentrated areas of milky mottling.
    2 5/8 in. (6.5 cm.) long, box


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