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An elegant jade carving of a horse. 18th or 19th centuryPhoto Bonhams

The recumbent animal carved with its head turned backwards and to the right, looking at a monkey crouched by its hindquarters; the stone of almost whitish hue with some cloudy-white inclusions. 8.5cm (3 3/8in) long. Estimate£20,000 - 30,000 (HK$ 240,000 - 360,000) (€25,000 - 38,000)

Bonhams5 Sep 2012 11 a.m. London, KnightsbridgeChinese & other Asian Works of Art