21 March 2019
A PALE GREYISH GREEN JADE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT AND BOY
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The elephant standing with head turned to the side, its back draped with a blanket with fringed ends and carved in low relief on both sides with a design of two bats above rocks and foaming waves, the boy sprawled atop its back holding a long, slender goad with curved end, the stone with some opaque buff mottling and brown mottling on the reverse
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) long, softwood stand
Baroness Marie-Louise von Callenberg Collection, Switzerland, no. 144 (label).
Chait Galleries Ltd., New York, by 1980.
Florence and Herbert Irving, 1980.
The Irving Collection, no. 304.
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