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Lot 21. A pale green and russet jade 'phoenix' pendant, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 3.5cm (1 3/8in) wide. (2). Sold for HKD 40,800 (Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000)© Bonhams 2001-2022

The pebble smoothly carved as a crouching phoenix with a curved beak, finely incised feathers, a spiralling bifurcated tail, the underside with its feet neatly tucked beneath its body, the stone of pale green tone with russet-brown striations, fitted box.

Provenance: Susan Chen Collection.

NoteFor a related jade bird in the same pose as the present lot, see the example in the Guan-fu Collection, Song dynasty, illustrated in Chinese Jade from Han to Ch'ing, New York, 1980, p.94, pl.78.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 30 November 2022