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Lot 3817. A yellow jade ‘Boy and Deer’ group, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7.5 cm., 3 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the attractive yellow and russet-brown stone smoothly polished and worked in the form of a recumbent deer with legs tucked tightly underneath the body, its head turned sharply backwards towards a boy clambering on its back, the cheerful boy grasping the left antler of the deer, the stone of a yellow tone with russet markings, wood stand.

Provenance: Collection of Gerald Godfrey.
Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th October 1995, lot 889.

Exhibited: Stones of Virtue: Chinese Jades from the Gerald Godfrey Collection, The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, 1989, cat. no. 181.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2014