Single Owner Asian & International Fine Art June 6th 2023
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Very large and magnificent Chinese carved spinach jade elephant; the remarkably carved spinach jade with brighter green ribboning against a paler ground throughout the body, formed from an enormous river boulder, the standing elephant with detailed wrinkled skin and ears with it's head down and trunk curved to one side of it's body, the trunk forming into a ruyi, the tail appearing to flap at it's back to one side, standing forcefully and facing forward the twisted wrinkled trunk sweeping between the pointed tusks towards the right, each ear veined in relief, the legs dimpled with heavy naturalist above the toes curling at the feet; accompanied with a customer very elaborate bronze base. Similar examples see Bonham's Honk Kong 27th November 2014 Lot 4, additionally Woolley & Wallis Saulsberry 19th May 2010 Lot 249, compare also a similar spinach green elephant from the collection of empress Frederick sold at Sotheby's Dec 1997 Lot 293; Without Stand L 10" x H 6" (Approx.)

Provenance: ex-Private English collection, acquired in 1990
Magnificent Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Elephant
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $22,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $45,000 - $65,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
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