Lot 3257. A jade carving of a mythical beast, Tang-Yuan dynasty (618-1368); 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 87,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of pebble shape, the creature carved with a large rounded chest and a pot-bellied body, combined with rabbit feet and a bird head, its back covered with bifurcated ribbons and a large concentric 'rope' tail, the translucent stone of russet suffusions.
Property from The Peony Collection.
Exhibited: Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, England, June 1994, cat. no. 272.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011