Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 80
 

80

A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE ‘DOUBLE CAT’ PENDANT, MING DYNASTY
明代黃玉帶皮雙貓形擺件

China, 1368-1644. Carved as a recumbent double-headed cat, with paws placed beneath each head to either end of the pendant. The eyes, whiskers, and ribs are incised, a vertical hole is drilled through the center allowing for suspension. The translucent stone of a yellow tone with russet veins and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: English private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with old wear and few minuscule nicks, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 28.4 g
Dimensions: Length 5 cm

The Chinese word for cat is a homophone of mao, meaning someone in their 80s or 90s, the cat thus symbolizing longevity and the wish for a long life. Two cats therefore signify ‘double longevity’, or a long, blissful marriage.

明代黃玉帶皮雙貓形擺件
中國,1368-1644年。雕刻成一隻臥式雙頭貓,爪子放在頭下,生動表現眼睛、鬍鬚和肋骨,在中心鑽出一個垂直孔,可以用來作爲掛件。淺黃色的半透明玉料,帶有赤褐色紋理和白色絮狀物。

來源:英國私人收藏
品相:狀況極好,舊時磨損,有些微小刻痕。玉料上有天然脈理,隨著時間的推移,其中一些可能已經發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:28.4克
尺寸:長5 厘米

Sold for €1,390

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 1368-1644. Carved as a recumbent double-headed cat, with paws placed beneath each head to either end of the pendant. The eyes, whiskers, and ribs are incised, a vertical hole is drilled through the center allowing for suspension. The translucent stone of a yellow tone with russet veins and cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: English private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with old wear and few minuscule nicks, the stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 28.4 g
Dimensions: Length 5 cm

The Chinese word for cat is a homophone of mao, meaning someone in their 80s or 90s, the cat thus symbolizing longevity and the wish for a long life. Two cats therefore signify ‘double longevity’, or a long, blissful marriage.

明代黃玉帶皮雙貓形擺件
中國,1368-1644年。雕刻成一隻臥式雙頭貓,爪子放在頭下,生動表現眼睛、鬍鬚和肋骨,在中心鑽出一個垂直孔,可以用來作爲掛件。淺黃色的半透明玉料,帶有赤褐色紋理和白色絮狀物。

來源:英國私人收藏
品相:狀況極好,舊時磨損,有些微小刻痕。玉料上有天然脈理,隨著時間的推移,其中一些可能已經發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:28.4克
尺寸:長5 厘米

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