20 - 21 March 2014
A PALE GREEN JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The recumbent beast, shown resting on swirling clouds, has a bifurcated tail, and wings rising from the forelegs decorated with stylized 'C'-scrolls. The back of the beast is detailed with a band of key-fret between stylized hair markings. The stone is of pale green tone with minor buff inclusions.
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long, cloth box
Christie's East, New York, 25 March 1998, lot 336.
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