18 - 19 September 2014
A WHITE JADE COCKEREL AND HEN GROUP
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The translucent white stone is carved as a cockerel and a hen holding a branch of millet, with incised details on the feathers.
2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) long
Private collection, North Yorkshire, acquired in the early 20th century.
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A similarly carved white jade figure of a chicken from the collection of Zhi Rou Zhai is illustrated by Sydney Fung, Exquisite Jade Carving: Figures, Animals, Ornaments, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 143, no. 119.
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