Antique Chinese Ming - Qing Dynasty Black, Grey And Celadon Jade Feline For Sale
A charmingChinese black-grey jade feline, dating to the 17th-19th Century.
Carved from a small piece ofbeautifuldark jade, with russet andceladon areas.In the form of arecumbent feline, the tail curved to the side, the ears nicely rendered.
Length:2 inches, 50mm.
From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss.
Ezekiel Schloss is one of the most famous names in ancient Chinese ming-chi (terracotta figure) art. Together with his wife Lillian, he was a prolific collector, well respected authority and author of the major publication "Ancient Chinese ceramic sculpture from Han through T'ang". Schloss arrived in the US from Latvia in 1940. He was an accomplished cartoonist, working for many years at the New York times. The Schloss collection is rare in that it truly represents an educated collection of art; Schloss was immersed in Chinese ming-chi art and only collected good examples of specific types, as well as the unusual, the charming and the rare.
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Antique Chinese Ming - Qing Dynasty Black, Grey And Celadon Jade Feline : $2,425