ELEPHANT EN JADE CELADON ET ROUILLE SCULPTE
ELEPHANT EN JADE CELADON ET ROUILLE SCULPTE

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME SIECLE

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ELEPHANT EN JADE CELADON ET ROUILLE SCULPTE
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME SIECLE
The caparisoned animal is finely carved standing foursquare with its head turned slightly to one side. Its wrinkled skin, saddle, tasseled side cloth and facial details are naturalistically rendered. The stone is of an even celadon tone with pale russet inclusions.
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired by the father of the present owner in the 1950-1960s.
Property from a French private collection.
Post lot text
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE ELEPHANT
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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Lot Essay

The elephant has always been an auspicious symbol which is used in numerous rebuses to convey peace, prosperity and good fortune. Compare to three similar elephant groups, illustrated by Yang Boda, et. al., A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Beijing, 2004, pp. 142, 147, and 149, nos. 83, 87 and 89.

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