Lot 58. A small white jade carving of a horse, 18th-19th century; 5.3cm (2 1/8in) wide. Sold for HKD 95,625 (Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022
Skilfully worked as a recumbent horse with its front legs gently bent and its head turned over its back, the body rendered with taut haunches terminating in a long tail swept to its right, the narrow and long head detailed with a pair of wide and alert eyes, below its finely incised bifurcated mane, the stone of an even pale celadon-tinged white colour.
Note: The design of a recumbent horse can be seen on a related Qianlong period white jade carving in the Durwin Tang collection, sold in these rooms, 27 November 2018, lot 135.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 30 November 2022