Lot 89: A Chinese celadon jade 'Three Rams' group , san yang kai tai
November 15, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Chinese celadon jade 'Three Rams' group , san yang kai tai, Qing Dynasty or later , two standing on a rock and one to the side recumbent, 19cm diameter The ram yang is a sign of filial piety, kindness and patience and when three rams appear together this forms the expression san yang kai tai, meaning either 'three rams in harmony' or 'three rams initiate a new beginning'. This refers to an original story in which three rams helped a famous warrior to escape from prison. -1 19/20?? ???????