A CELADON AND BROWN JADE CARVING OF A HORSE, YUAN / MING DYNASTY
A CELADON AND BROWN JADE CARVING OF A HORSE
YUAN / MING DYNASTY
元 / 明 青玉雕臥馬擺件
skillfully worked in the form of a recumbent horse turning its head backwards to rest on the rounded back, the front legs curled up and the hind hooves tucked beneath its body, the mane finely detailed with incised lines, the tail swept to the side and resting against its haunch, the creamy celadon stone veined in beige spreading into a dark brown skin on one side
Length 4¾ in., 12 cm
Overall in good condition with a small chip to the left hind hoof and a few minute scattered nicks.
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Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 28th-29th March 1951, lot 162.
Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).
The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, A Loan Exhibition Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum from Collections in America, the Orient and Europe, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, 1957, cat. no. 284.
《The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, A Loan Exhibition Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum from Collections in America, the Orient and Europe》，洛杉磯郡藝術博物館，洛杉磯，1957年，編號284
Skillfully fashioned in the round, this charming jade horse is sensitively rendered with gentle facial features and full rounded contours that pleasantly compliment its restful pose.
Animal carvings such as the present lot belong to a group of naturalistically rendered carvings attributed to the Yuan and Ming dynasties. Compare the carving and manner of a Yuan dynasty jade fish and lotus group in the Qing Court Collection illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Jadeware (II), Hong Kong, 1995, pl. 117. A pale green jade recumbent horse in a similar posture, attributed to the Jin-Yuan dynasty or later is illustrated in Jessia Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 26.15.
本品風格屬於一類元明時期的動物形玉雕。可參考一元代玉雕連年有餘擺件，雕工及風格相近，清宮舊藏，載《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集•玉器（中）》，香港，1995年，圖版117。另見一青玉雕臥馬例，形態相類，斷代金至元或更晚，錄傑西卡•羅森，《Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing》，倫敦，1995年圖版26:15。