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A RARE 'YUE' CELADON FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST WESTERN JIN DYNASTY

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Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$400,000
ca. US$38,587 - US$51,450
Price realised:  HK$937,500
ca. US$120,586
Lot number 3209, Views: 7

A RARE 'YUE' CELADON FIGURE OF A MYTHICAL BEAST WESTERN JIN DYNASTY sensitively modelled in the round as a stylised mythical beast depicted kneeling with the left front paw placed on the chest and the right on its chin, the charming figure rendered with the head gently tilted upwards, detailed with piercing round eyes framed by a well-pronounced snout and a striated horn and pair of ears, the reverse of the plump body detailed with a crenulated spine flanked by carved motifs, covered overall with a translucent pale olive-green glaze subtly pooling to a deeper tone in the recesses 8.1 cm, 3 1/8 in.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Song Ceramics from a Distinguished Private Collector
Date of the auction: 5 Apr 2017
Address: Sotheby's
Hong Kong