A wonderful and rare ancient Chinese Jade carving of Horse and Monkey, Dating to Yuan-Ming Dynasty, ca. 13th.-15th. century AD.
Well carved in a ivory-white with yellow amber inclusions as a recumbent horse with the legs neatly folded and tucked underneath the body, its head with finely-incised mane swayed to its left, a monkey clambering over its left haunch, they are pictured head-to-head and the monkey is carassing the horses head with his left hand. A very cute representation and done in a remarkable archaic style, typical of the period.
Size: approx 8 cm. wide and 4,8 cm. high.
Conditionn: Intact, beautiful wear and patina and remnants of gilt in the devices, uncleaned.
Provenance: Tony Lee collection, bought from the widow. The jade from this collection was aquired by Tony Lee at auctions in London at Christie's and Sotheby's, before the couple went to China in the early 1950s. Tony died in 1959 in Beijing and since then this Jade pendant has been in the Estate of the widow.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity - guaranteed ancient, unlimited.