12 août 2014

A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 273. A greyish-white and black jade carving of a cat, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 2 3/8 and 1 7/8 in. (6 and 4.8 cm.) long. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved from the natural pebble form as a recumbent cat wrapped in a long cloth tied in a bow at its back, its eyes wide open in an intent gaze above its long whiskers, with its head resting on its front paws and its long tail flicked up onto its back, the stone of a mottled greyish-white color with... [Lire la suite]