Lot 3253. A yellow jade carving of a dog, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
finely carved as a recumbent hound resting on its front paws, with hind legs tucked under its body and the long tail curled up on its back, its ridged ribs well defined, the pale yellow stone mottled with russet inclusions.
Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 30th May 2001, lot 1598.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011