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Lot 144.  A mottled jade figure of a recumbent horse, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Length 10.4 cm, 4⅛ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.

resting its head on outstretched front legs, with large round eyes beneath pricked ears, and a finely incised mane either side of the strong neck, the greyish-white stone with pale inclusions.

ProvenanceCollection of Dr. Isaac Newton.
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 22nd May 1985.

LiteratureDr Newton's Zoo, A Study of post-Archaic Small Jade Carvings, Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1981, cat. no. 47.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, 4 November 2020, Hong Kong