London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A CELADON AND BLACK JADE 'TWIN CAT' GROUP
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The group is carved and pierced in the form of two cats, each with the other's back right leg in its mouth, the facial details and backbone incised, the stone is of a mottled pale celadon and black tone with veins and inclusions.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long
Property from a private European collection, acquired prior to 1960.
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