21 - 22 June 2016
COMPTE-GOUTTE EN JADE CELADON PALE ET BRUN
CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
The mythical beast is carved in a crouching position, with a pair of small horns to the head, a bifurcated tail and fine hair markings on the brows and curls flanking the backbone. There is a circular aperture in the back. The stone is of an even tone with some milky inclusions.
4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) long
From the collection of Gudrun and Peter Selinka, acquired from Spink & Sons, Ltd., London in the 1980s by repute.
Property from a German family collection, acquired in 2003.
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A PALE CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' WATER-DROPPERCHINA, 17TH CENTURY
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