Lot 3257. A jade carving of a mythical beast, Tang-Yuan dynasty (618-1368); 5 cm., 2 inEstimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKDLot 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.

ExhibitedJades 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