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Fine Ming Dynasty Jade Horse
Please refer to our stock # 3204 when inquiring.
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4". Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. Left leg professionally repaired from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. A group of similar horses was exhibited in 1975 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. According to Andrew Marlborough, an expert from Duke's auctioneers said there has been a great deal of interest in these beautiful objects not only because of the astonishing workmanship but also because of the subject. In 2014 a Ming jade horse exceeded estimates of £20,000-£30,000 when it sold for £170,000 at Mallams in Cheltenham.
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