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Auction: The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade
was auctioned on: 19 March 2019
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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' SONG - EARLY MING DYNASTY

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Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 244, Views: 7

crouching with belly lowered to the ground, the legs poised beside the body and carved with swirling patterns as if ready to pounce, the head turned backwards eagerly looking over the arched back at the bushy tail sweeping over to one side, the vitality of the animal enhanced through finely carved details such as the open mouth, wide eyes, subtly protruding ribs, and individual fur tufts, the stone an icy white with a swath of caramel-colored russet at one side Length 1 3/4 in., 4.4 cm

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: The Robert Youngman Collection of Chinese Jade
Date of the auction: 19 Mar 2019
Address: Sotheby's
New York