A superb white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, 18th century

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Lot 2798. A superb white jade recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6.8 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKDLot Sold 1,580,000  HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.

the translucent white stone naturalistically carved in the round with a recumbent horse, the head turned towards its back, the hair of its mane and tail finely incised, all four legs boldly carved, fitted stand.

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1970s. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 08 Oct 10 11:00 AM, Hong Kong