Lot 146. A carved pale celadon jade 'Mythical animal', Qing dynasty, 18th century; 7 cm, 2 3/4 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 £ (34,359 €). © Sotheby's.
carved recumbent with the hind legs tucked beneath the rotund body and the head facing forward, the tail folded between the legs, pierced through the body with a round aperture, the well-polished pale celadon stone with attractive russet highlights.