The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.03.2019

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'HORSE AND MONKEY' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

carved as a recumbent horse, the mane falling in fine waves down both sides of the neck, the tail to one side, the head turned backwards to look at a small monkey clambering up the hind quarters, clasping the end of the bridle, the striated stone a milky celadon with white mottling and faint caramel

Lot #: 201

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A GRAY JADE 'PHOENIX AND PEACH' GROUP MING DYNASTY

the recumbent bird grasping a peach branch in its beak, the ripe fruits and leaves falling across the back, the body naturalistically swelling at the chest and tapering at the tail in accordance with the shape of the stone, the wings, tail, and tucked legs all finely articulated in low relief and

Lot #: 202

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A PALE CELADON JADE FIGURE OF LI BAI QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

the poet seated adorned in long flowing robes, with one arm resting on a set of books next to a large, well-hollowed globular wine jar, the jovial serene face delicately carved, the long flowing beard resting on the rotund belly, the hair pulled back into a ribboned cloth cap, the pale stone with

Lot #: 203

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A GRAYISH CELADON JADE 'MYTHICAL BIRD' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 17TH - 18TH...

finely carved, the bird recumbent with a short curved beak, a curved horn, and small pointed ears, the wings and fan-shaped tail delineated by stylized archaistic scrolls, the underside incised to reveal symmetrically folded legs, with nine small chicks nestled near or peering out from the plumage

Lot #: 204

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE JADE CARVING OF A GOOSE QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

the pebble finely carved as a recumbent goose with the head turned back over its body and the feet tucked underneath, grasping a sprig of millet in its beak, the wing feathers detailed with archaistic motifs, a collar of geometric chevrons around the neck, the stone of even tone with occasional dark

Lot #: 205

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A BUFFALO QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

recumbent with the legs folded beneath the rounded arced body, the head resting on the left shoulder, the long eyelashes incised to frame the almond-shaped eyes, with two long curved horns extending backwards, the stone a light bluish hue tinged with russet and with milky white inclusions, the

Lot #: 206

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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AN ARCHAISTIC SPINACH-GREEN JADE GUI-FORM CENSER MING DYNASTY

the broad U-shaped body supported on a short circular foot and flanked by a pair of angular handles, the exterior of the body carved with three rows of raised bosses between a raised fillet above and below, the stone a grayish-green color accented with black flecks and veins of darker green Width 4

Lot #: 208

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A BOY 16TH / 17TH CENTURY

well carved in the round, the young figure in a dynamic posture, merrily skipping along, one foot sweeping aside a small dog scurrying from beneath the robes, the garment swaying in ribbon-like folds in response to the S-curved movement of the body, the left arm bent at the elbow holding a

Lot #: 209

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 17TH...

the broad, flat stone carved with the two fantastic creatures in profile, the larger dragon-fish rearing upward, its powerful body writhing in a tight S-curve, its long fins sweeping upward from the shoulders echoing the arch of the neck, the mouth open in a roar, a small phoenix next to the proper

Lot #: 210

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE JADE 'LOTUS' STEM CUP MING DYNASTY

the flaring U-shaped cup finely carved in high relief around the exterior with two registers of lotus petals, the tips gently curling for a fluted effect, the interior of the cup smooth, all supported atop an integral slender splayed foot with a rope-twist band in high relief around the center above

Lot #: 211

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A SMALL PALE CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A HORSE MING DYNASTY

in a recumbent pose with the legs folded beneath the body, the tail swept to one side, the head turned all the way around gazing behind, the finely incised mane parted down the center and falling in waves to each side of the neck, the hair on the tail and legs also carefully delineated, the stone a

Lot #: 212

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A CELADON JADE 'PHOENIX AND PEACH' GROUP 17TH - 18TH CENTURY

the stone of slightly flattened oblong form, rising at one end with the upward swell of the phoenix's chest and tapering at the opposite end with the sweep of the curling tail feathers, the long neck extending back, lush plumage cascading down accentuating its length, the head in high relief

Lot #: 213

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A PALE CELADON AND BROWN JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' MING DYNASTY

recumbent, resting on its belly clutching a brocade ball with its forepaws, the broad jaws playfully tugging a ribbon loose from the ball, the end of the ribbon falling in loops over the animal's back, the wide flat head patterned with a spiraling mane, the bushy tail sweeping against the hind

Lot #: 214

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'CHILONG' SCABBARD SLIDE QING DYNASTY, 19TH...

of rectangular form with the short ends terminating in inward-curling scrolls, the top surface carved in high relief with a large sinuous chilong turning back mid-stride and glaring at the smaller chilong playfully tugging the tip of its bifurcated tail, the animals' bodies extending beyond the edge

Lot #: 215

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A YELLOW JADE 'QILIN' CARVING YUAN / MING DYNASTY

formed from an oval pebble, the body recumbent with the head turning to the left and the forepaws tucked beneath the jaw, the wide face set with round eyes, pointed ears, a tapering beard, and a long horn extending down the neck and between the shoulders, the bifurcated tail wrapping around the hips

Lot #: 216

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A BLACK JADE FIGURE OF A 'HEAVENLY HORSE' MING DYNASTY

carved in a recumbent pose on an integral base with natural contours of the stone preserved, the animal's forelegs tucked by the chest, the hips turned to rest on the right haunch, the tail swept to the opposite side, the neck elongated, the chin raised and the gaze directed upward, a crest rising

Lot #: 217

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE 'RAM' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

finely carved in a recumbent pose, the larger figure with all four legs tucked underneath, resting contentedly with its head turning to one side being nuzzled, its young nestled between the front legs, the curved striated horns carved in the round, the hooves and tucked legs clearly defined, the

Lot #: 218

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A PALE CELADON AND GRAY JADE 'MONKEY AND PEACH' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH...

naturalistically carved in openwork, with a well articulated monkey and its young clambering atop a leafy fruiting bough issuing two ripe peaches, a cicada resting on one, the stone skillfully worked utilizing the starkly contrasting dark gray and pale celadon to enhance and enliven the composition

Lot #: 219

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE JADE 'CARP AND LOTUS' PENDANT 19TH / 20TH CENTURY

of flattened oval form, carved with a carp emerging from a large curled lotus leaf issuing a small lotus pod, the reverse with the bifurcated fish tail extending along the underside of the leaf, all surmounted by a small bat, pierced below one wing for suspension, the white stone of even color

Lot #: 220

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE JADE 'BOY AND BIRD' GROUP QING DYNASTY

the cheerful youth kneeling and petting a small bird, the bird's tail sweeping under the boy's right knee and its head lifted to receive the boy's gentle touch, the boy dressed in loose robes falling in folds over his arms and knees, his smiling face tilted downward and framed by the shawl billowing

Lot #: 221

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A SMALL WHITE JADE 'HARE' PENDANT TANG DYNASTY

laying recumbent with its legs tucked into its plump sides and its head nestled between the shoulders, the ears resting atop the back, the rounded contours of the legs, face, and tail naturalistically rendered, the eyelids, whiskers, and fringes of fur finely incised, pierced through the back with

Lot #: 222

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A TAPIR SONG - MING DYNASTY

in a recumbent pose, with the body curving slightly to the right in a subtle arc, the legs folded to either side of the torso, the lifted head set with short triangular ears and a ridged snout curling under at the end, the gaze directed ahead, the thick round tail dangling languidly at the opposite

Lot #: 223

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'COILED DRAGON' CARVING YUAN - MING DYNASTY

the beast's coiled body carved in high relief atop an integral bi disc, poised in an inward curving crouch with the head resting on a hind paw, the mouth agape with fangs exposed and the tongue curling upward beneath a bewhiskered lip, the bulging eyes framed by exaggerated comma-shaped eyebrows

Lot #: 224

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A RARE WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MUSICIAN' PENDANT SONG – YUAN DYNASTY

seated leaning on the left hip with the left knee folded on the ground and the right knee raised, the right arm bent at the elbow and holding the end of a narrow musical instrument by the shoulder, the left hand plucking the opposite end of the instrument in front of the belly, the face tilted and

Lot #: 225

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'WUFU' BRUSHREST 17TH / 18TH CENTURY

the oblong stone carved with five bats soaring in every direction, their arced wings and plump bodies overlapping one another in flight creating a dynamic surface of boldly sweeping curves and the rhythmic rising and falling of high and low relief, the composition unified by the bats' interwoven

Lot #: 226

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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AN ARCHAISTIC CELADON JADE GUI-FORM CENSER MING DYNASTY

the globular body carved with vertical ribs and supported on a spreading foot, the sides set with a pair of loop handles each issuing from a beast's mask and suspending a shaped tab, the waisted neck punctuated with taotie masks and vertical flanges in high relief against a ground incised with

Lot #: 227

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'MONKEY AND PEACH' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

deftly carved in openwork, the wide-eyed animal crouching eagerly grasping a leafing branch issuing two large, ripe peaches, and with a small bat perched lightly on the shoulder, the features and foliage clearly delineated, the translucent stone of an even color Height 2 1/8 in., 5.2 cm

Lot #: 228

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'SANYANG' GROUP QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

the three rams carved in a recumbent pose with curved and notched horns, the largest with a large sprig of lingzhi centering a yin-yang symbol in its mouth, the two smaller animals nestled alongside, one nibbling the fungus, the translucent stone a creamy white with opaque russet inclusions Length 2

Lot #: 229

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A WHITE JADE 'BOY AND LOTUS' FIGURE 17TH - 18TH CENTURY

deftly carved, the standing figure with the body swaying gently to one side wearing a long robe tied at the waist with a sash over trousers, the head slightly tilted and a gentle smile playing across the lips, the hair shaved at the crown of the head leaving a short fringe across the forehead and

Lot #: 230

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019

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A ROCK CRYSTAL 'DUCKS AND LOTUS' PENDANT LIAO DYNASTY

the flat stone of generally oval section with scalloped edges, each side carved in varying degrees of low relief with a pair of ducks facing one another, their beaks touching and their wings and tail feathers finely delineated, the pair atop a large lotus blossoming amidst the water's ripples below

Lot #: 231

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 19 Mar 2019