Yellow Jade Hound Dog

Regular price $85,000

Fabulous Antique, Chinese Carved Figure Of A Seated Hound Dog. Light Yellow/Green And Brown Highlights. Finely Carved With Sharp Details And A Very Soft Polish And Silky Patina. 18th/19th Century. Approximately 3 1/2" High x 3 3/4" Deep x 1 1/2" Wide. It Is Very Rare To Find Such A Large Example And Harder To Fine Such An Incredible Characterization.

For A Similar Example:
Sotheby’s Hong Kong - April 5, 2017 - Beasts of Antiquity – Important Jade Animals from the Chang Shou Studio. Lot #3333 - A FINELY CARVED AND EXTREMELY RARE CELADON AND MOTTLED JADE FIGURE OF A BEAR
skilfully depicted recumbent with facial features realistically rendered below a pair of small funnel-form pricked ears, the head framed by a pair of curved ridges detailed with fine incisions repeated along its upper back, interrupted by a collar decorated with three raised studs, the body rendered with curved contours, the substantial pale celadon stone with variegated greyish-russet skin extending along the back and hind of the figure
9.3 cm, 3 5/8 in. Price Realized $321,750.00 USD
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For Another Similar Example:
Sotheby's New York - September 15, 2015 - Property From The Feng Wen Tang Collection - Lot #127:

the seated animal raised on its front haunches, its head turned sharply to the left looking over its back, with a collar and jingle at its neck, the tail tightly curled
Height 1 7/8 in., 4.7 cm

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Sotheby's New York - March 18th & 19th, 2014 Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works Of Art, Lot #171

crisply cast, seated on its haunches, the sleek animal well-defined with its head tilted upwards in an alert posture, the eyes, ears, double-ribbon collar and long curled tail in low relief, a chased ruff of hair below the ears, all supported on a flat thin base, the patina of a dark gray color, wood stand (2)
Height 5 3/8 in., 13.6 cm
Estimate 10,000 - 12,000 USD Lot Sold 17,500 USD
The Collection of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941), New York.
Parke Bernet Galleries New York, 14th-15th November 1963, lot 244.
Collection of the Honorable Senator Hugh Scott (1900-1994).
Sotheby's New York, 4th June 1986, lot 243.
Early Chinese Gold and Silver, China Institute, New York, 1971.
Virginia Museum and the Philadelphia Museum, June 1985.
Dr. Paul Singer, Early Chinese Gold and Silver, China Institute, New York, 1971, pl. 70.
Hugh Scott, The Golden Age of Chinese Art, New York, 1967, no. 24.
Selected Ancient Bronzes from the Collection of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes, cabinet bottom right, photograph by M.E. Hewitt, New York, 1940. (See fig. 1 opposite)
A nearly identical figure is illustrated in Eskenazi, Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels, Gilt Bronzes and Early Ceramics, 1973, no. 29 and the present lot is cited as a similar example. Another closely related figure cast in bronze is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and was purchased from John Sparks in May 1939 and bequeathed by Oscar C. Raphael in 1941. It was exhibited by the Oriental Ceramic Society, The Animal in Chinese Art, 1968, no. 309. There are several glazed pottery examples of similarly modeled hounds, for a related figure see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3, London, 2006, p. 169, no. 1177.
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