TWO MOTTLED CELADON JADE CARVINGS
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The longer jade is carved in the form of a dragon with a hole drilled to its mouth. The stone is of an opaque creamy tone, with dark brown and black inclusions. The smaller jade is carved as a mythical fish, also with a hole drilled to its mouth. The stone is of a celadon tone, with russet inclusions to one end.
The longest 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long (2)
From a private English collection.
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Please note the provenance for this lot should also read 'Purchased in the UK in 1989'.
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Compare the present lot to a narrow fish pendant in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, illustrated in Chinese Jades: Archaic and Modern from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, London, 1977, pl. VIIIb (see fig. 1).