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108 A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE MYTHICAL BEAST
QING DYNASTY OR EARLIER

108 A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE MYTHICAL BEAST
QING DYNASTY OR EARLIER

L13.2cm

Provenance

Heritage Museum of Asian Art, Chicago

Estimates

TWD
200,000-250,000
USD
7,100-8,900
HKD
54,100-67,600
RMB
45,450-56,820
清或更早 白玉瑞獸
2021 Spring Auction
Auction
15 August 2021 2:00pm
Preview
7-13 August 10:00am-6:00pm
14 August 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue
7F, No. 15, Sec. 2, Chongqing S. Road, Taipei
Contact:
+886-2-2358-1881
art@yu-jen.tw
 

Lot Overview

白玉質,凝光厚實,柔和溫潤,局部有褐色沁。瑞獸呈趴伏狀,濃眉,尖耳,獨角,首回望,如意形闊鼻,張嘴露齒,雙目炯炯有神。形體渾圓飽滿,背部脊骨清晰,鬃毛順勢披覆,前肢微曲,後肢斜爬,尾上揚捲曲回搭臀部,營造出爬伏姿態,動感十足。

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,預兆祥瑞的誕生和健康長壽。本品造形比例和諧,形態逼真,將瑞獸骨骼肌肉表現栩栩如生,局部沁色更彰顯古拙韻味,雅緻脫俗,作為文房清供,或為陳設,情趣盎然。
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