A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The figure is shown in a recumbent position with head facing forward. The head is finely detailed and the body is carved with angular scrolls on the ears, wing-like, curving scrolls on the haunches, and fine hair markings on the beard and tail. The white stone is well polished.
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection.

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Lot Essay


The scrolls on the haunches of this finely carved figure have their antecedents in the flame-like scrolls carved on the haunches of jade carvings of mythical beasts of earlier date, such as the greyish-white and pale brown jade figure of a recumbent mythical beast, dated Song dynasty, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Chinese Jade Animals, Hong Kong, 1996, pp. 112-13, no. 86. On the present figure, the flames have become more ornate and even more decorative.

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