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.
Literature: Dr 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