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Lot 158 A small jade reptile, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)Length 6.8 cm, 2⅝ in. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.

carved from a thin slice of grey-green jade with notches to suggest the horns, eyes and limbs of a lizard, tapering to a pointed tail.

ProvenanceCollection of Mr and Mrs Richard C. Bull.
Sotheby's New York, 6th December 1983, lot 126.

LiteratureJessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 12:19.

Sotheby'sHOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022