05 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical toad, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 106. An exceptionally rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical toad, Six Dynasties (220-589); Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 620,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully carved in the round, the mythical creature kneeling, its fingers clasped at the chest above the rounded belly, the face with a snout nose framed by bulging eyes beneath heavy lids, all above the wide lipped mouth open in a grimace and with long whiskers on... [Lire la suite]