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A PALE BROWNISH-RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
A PALE BROWNISH-RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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A PALE BROWNISH-RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The pebble form stone is carved as a recumbent mythical beast with its legs tugged under the body resting on clouds. The mane, ear and tail are finely detailed. The stone is of a pale brown tone with areas of honey brown and russet inclusions.
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) wide, with zitan stand.
Provenance
Private English Collection, acquired by the vendor's grandmother in the 1950s, and thence by descent within the family.

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