Lot 424. A celadon jade recumbent camel, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644); 2 1/4in (5.8 cm) wide. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000. Sold for US$ 12,750 (£ 9,294). Courtesy Bonhams.
Of slightly curving form, the camel kneeling and looking back over its right shoulder, the humps naturalistically leaning, the hooves, mane and beard of the animal neatly delineated, the stone with natural brown veining primarily to the reverse side, pierced vertically for suspension.
Note: For another Song/Ming Dynasty brown and yellow jade camel of larger size and looking forward rather than backward, see Christie's, Hong Kong, The Gerald Godfrey Private Collection of Fine Chinese Jades, 30 October 1995, lot 857.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese Works of Art Part II, 14 Dec 2020, Los Angeles