ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF RECUMBENT DOGS, PENDANT. MING DYNASTY 16/17th C

ANTIQUE_CHINESE_JADE_CARVING_OF_RECUMBENT_DOGS_PENDANT_MING_DYNASTY_16_17th_C_01_jkz ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF RECUMBENT DOGS, PENDANT. MING DYNASTY 16/17th C
ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF RECUMBENT DOGS, PENDANT. MING DYNASTY 16/17th C

ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF RECUMBENT DOGS, PENDANT. MING DYNASTY 16/17th C
INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART. Antique Chinese Celadon Jade Carving of Recumbent Mythological Dogs, Pendant. Ming Dynasty 16th/17th C. Western Xinjiang Province of China. Description: A magnificent and important 16th to 17th century auspicious Chinese mythological animal figure of recumbent Dogs, carved in the round from a single block of richly toned mottled Celadon Jade stone, accented by caramel to brown colored veins, and a naturally age patina. Xxx Archaic in style the sculpture depicts a recumbent dog with its head turned to the left with its affectionate puppy, both postured relaxed with four paws resting flat to the ground, slightly arched back divided by a ridged spine, intricately incised, and ornamented with well carved ears and scrolled tail. A highly detailed face is rendered with a benevolent expression, impacted by eyes bulging in emotion, set beneath arched eyebrows, pronounced nose, and a wide gaping mouth. The posture gives the animal strength and substance, emphasised by strongly delineated lines, and accented by a swirled motif. Xxx The stone carving is a remarkable feat of Chinese artistry, achieving the astonishing combination of grace, strength, and magesty, masterfully created and believed to be of Imperial origin. From Ming times, Buddhistic Lion, Dog, and Mythological Beasts are a classic theme in Chinese art and culture, introduced through Buddhism as powerful mythical symbols of good fortune and defenders of law and protectors of sacred buildings, fending off demons and evil spirits. They were presented as guardian figures flanking the entrances of temples, imperial palaces, and emperors tombs, relating to the’Lamaistic’ concept that Buddha, upon entering his temple, ordered the beast which accompanied him, to seat themselves and await his return in motionless obedience. Celadon Jade Stone, Western Xinjiang Province of China; Excellent Condition, with natural inclusions, hairlines, and minor surface degradation as would be expected for its age, as shown. A DISPLAY STAND IS NOT INCLUDED. Data Observation: Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions: Length: 3.0 inches (7.62cm). Reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF RECUMBENT DOGS, PENDANT. MING DYNASTY 16/17th C” is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “siamgalleryco” and is located in Bangkok. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Type: Statues
  • Animal Type: Dog
  • Primary Material: Jade
  • Theme: Animal
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Features: Handcarved
  • Color: White
  • Chinese Dynasty: Ming (1368-1644)

ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE CARVING OF RECUMBENT DOGS, PENDANT. MING DYNASTY 16/17th C