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A SMALL GREENISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF TWO MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMALS
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A SMALL GREENISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF TWO MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMALS

18TH/19TH CENTURY

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A SMALL GREENISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF TWO MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMALS
18TH/19TH CENTURY
Carved in the form of two confronted felines, each holding the shared stem of a lingzhi in its mouth and clutching the bifurcated tail of the other in its paws, with flames emerging from the haunches of both animals, the larger with pronounced horns between curled ears, the smaller with a whorl of finely carved hair extending down the nape
2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box

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