A black and white jade parrot, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams.
The plump bird carved with spindly legs tucked up against a puffed out chest flanked by finely detailed wings and talons, the details utilizing the variegated colors of the stone. 2 3/4 in (7cm) high. Sold for US$ 3,500 (€2,567)
Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Gran, by Descent
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 17 Dec 2013 - www.bonhams.com