Lot 57: Mythical Animal supporting a Container, Song Dynasty or Style
May 9, 2013
Port Orchard, WA, USA
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Description: Song Dynasty or Style, Mythical Animal supporting a Container Approximate dimensions: 7 1/2" height x 8 1/2" length x 4" width Approximate weight: 7 lbs Attached Profession Opinion states: Decorating motifs of deity face and auspicious clouds from the Shang Dynasty and motif of rope from Warring States, object of jade Mythical Animal supporting a Container (Symbolized name in Chinese may be called Auspicious animal presenting lucks made of green tone nephrite in identified as authentic. Evidence of authenticity may be supported by differential weathering, diffuse marking, deteriorated markings, calcification, cleaving veins and dissolved pits. Age of Object is identified as the Song Dynasty based on the degree of jade antiquity and carving style.