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245 A PALE CELADON JADE MYTHICAL BEAST
QING DYNASTY

245 A PALE CELADON JADE MYTHICAL BEAST
QING DYNASTY

9x8.5x6.2cm

Provenance
Purchased from the John Shillito Co., Cincinnati

Estimates

TWD
250,000-350,000
USD
8,100-11,300
HKD
62,500-87,500
RMB
56,820-79,550
清 青白玉瑞獸銜靈芝圓雕
2019 Autumn Auctions
Venue
7F, No. 15, Sec. 2, Chongqing S. Road, Taipei
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Lot Overview

青白玉質,凝光厚實,柔和溫潤,局部有褐色沁。獸體渾圓結實,呈回首蜷縮之姿,首側躺貼伏身軀,菱形眼,粗眉大鼻,雙耳後貼,獨角,口銜靈芝,靈芝肥碩,枝幹粗壯,葉片柔美,富有生機。身軀環繞成團狀,長尾彎曲上捲,神情溫馴可愛。底有三足,散落金黃沁色,仿若足踏金沙,增添華貴氣韻。

異獸之稱最早見於《後漢書.西南夷傳》:「畫山神海靈奇禽異獸。」因其用於鎮邪避災,故後人又稱吉祥瑞獸,與靈芝組合,預兆祥瑞的誕生與健康長壽。本件瑞獸造形比例和諧,雕工細緻,肌肉表現栩栩如生,置於案頭或為文玩,或為紙鎮,或為陳設,情趣盎然。
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