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A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A GOOSE
18TH-19TH CENTURY
The softly rounded flat plaque is well carved as a recumbent goose with backward-turned head resting slightly to one side on its back, and with scrolls in front of the feathers on the closed wings. The semi-translucent stone is of even white color and has a satiny polish.
1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) wide, box
Provenance
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1 May 1996, lot 640.

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Lot Essay

The subject matter and shape of this small, fine white carving follows in the tradition of other small white jade pebbles carved as a recumbent goose, such as the example dated late Song-early Ming in the Guan-fu Collection illustrated by J. C. Y. Watt in Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, Asia Society, New York, 1980, p. 97, no. 82.

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