London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
A PALE CELADON JADE 'SHOULAO AND BOY' CARVING
Shoulao is carved holding a long staff with a double gourd, beside a boy holding a cash symbol and standing on a drum. The stone is of a pale celadon tone, darkening slightly towards the base of the carving.
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
Property from a Private UK Collection, acquired 1967-2000.
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