Lot 434. A rare mottled grey and black jade figure of a foreigner, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-17th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 67,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.
Well carved from a somewhat flatish pebble as a standing figure with curly beard and mustache wearing a hood and a cloak over his long robes, holding a dog with fluffy tail and long hair, its head with small ears and flat nose raised towards the scowling face of the foreigner, the pale grey stone with blackish-brown markings throughout, box and wood stand.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, New York, 19 March 2008.