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Lot 176: HORSE AND MONKEY JADE SCLUPTURE ON STAND
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: The Nephrite carved to resembled a model of a horse resting on its foot in relaxing position facing backward, while a monkey climbed on the hip. The golden russet inclusion on the stone is skillfully carved out detailing the monkey. The jade shows white-celadon in color, even tone translucent with sporadic golden russet inclusions. Displayed upon carved hardwood stand. The form of monkey (hou) on top (Shang) of a horse (ma) referred as MaShang FengHou, May you immediately be appointed a high ranking position. The horse (ma) is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes speed, power and perseverance. The horse is usually depicted as the bearer of good things.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 38.1mm H x 63.5mm W ; (only Stand): 1" H Weight: 168.2g
Date: Qing Dynasty