An archaistic jade carving of a rodent. Probably Ming dynasty or earlier

An archaistic jade carving of a rodent. Probably Ming dynasty or earlier - image-1
An archaistic jade carving of a rodent. Probably Ming dynasty or earlier - image-1

An archaistic jade carving of a rodent. Probably Ming dynasty or earlier

A simplified carving in brown and green jade of a rodent with short ears, its nose resting on its paws. Horizontal suspension hole under the chin.
Length 3.6 cm

Provenance

Estate of Professor Dr Roger Goepper (1925-2011), former director of the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne

Literature

Compare a similar carving illustrated in: Museum Rietberg, Zürich, Chinesische Jaden aus drei Jahrtausenden, Zürich 1986, p. 99, fig. 134

Lot 1203 Dα

Estimate:
1.000 € - 2.000 €

Result:
930 €