Lot 646. A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST

Sold: $ 519 000
Auction date: 18.03.2021   09:00 UTC -04:00
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ID 493043
Lot 646 | A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
17TH-18TH CENTURY
The head of the recumbent beast is finely detailed with a broad, curved mouth above the scalloped line of its beard, a nose with down-turned tip and laid-back ears. The body has rounded knobs indicating the backbone and a bifurcated tail which is tufted on one side with finely detailed hair markings. The luminous stone of even white tone has some areas of russet color on one side, and has a satiny polish.
3 ½ in. (9 cm.) long, hongmu stand

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