30 March 2005
TWO SMALL GREENISH-YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE ANIMAL CARVINGS
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
One carved as a recumbent Bactrian camel with head turned to rest atop its back, with finely incised hair markings; the other a pebble carved as a recumbent water buffalo grasping a millet stalk in its mouth, both softly polished and with added russet coloring, the buffalo with some alteration to the stone
Both 2¾ in. (7 cm.) long (2)
Camel: Douglas K. Wright, Ltd., London.
Doris and Alexander Wallen Collection.
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