Condition: Excellent condition with minor old wear.
Provenance: From the private collection of architect Nick Troubetzkoy, founder of the Jade Mountain resorts, and descendant of the Troubetzkoy noble family from Ruthenia, which like many other princely houses of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were prominent in Russian history, science and arts. They descend from Demetrius Starshy I (1327 - 1399).
Weight: 345 g.
Dimensions: Height 16.5 cm.
This expressive jade carving shows a rare portrayal of the god of literature, Kuixing, in his classical pose, standing on a dragon fish and holding a pen in his raised hand.
Compare with a related figure of Kuixing at Sotheby’s Hong Kong ‘A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SCHOLARLY AND IMPERIAL WORKS OF ART’, April 4th, 2012, lot 3042.