A white and russet jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2815. A white and russet jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 524,000 HKD© Sotheby's 2010

the white stone of a warm tone with russet inclusions, the two frolicking badgers carved head to tail, their bodies mirroring and touching each other, one badger biting the other's tail and the other biting a hind leg of the former in playful revenge, the centre hollowed out.

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1970s.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 Oct 2010