Lot 3160. A yellow and russet jade carving of a dog, Song dynasty (960-1279); 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) long. Estimate 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The stone is carved in the form of a recumbent dog with a long slender body, its spine and ribs detailed with ridges. The material is of a greenish-yellow tone with extensive area of dark russet 'skin'.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26 November 2014