Lot 3280. A White Jade carving of a pair of badgers, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKDLot Sold 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the white stone of a milky tone with black patches, 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.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011