London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
A YELLOW JADE HORSE AND MONKEY GROUP
It is naturalistically carved as a recumbent horse with its head slightly turned to its right, its legs folded and tucked underneath its body with a monkey clambering on its back. The stone is of an even celadon tone.
3? in. (9.8 cm.) wide
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The horse and monkey pictured together reflects the rebus Ma shang feng hou, an auspicious wish for a speedy promotion to higher office.
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