Chinese pale jade carving depicting a monkey climbing onto the back of a horse. A very high quality of modeling, polishing, and material point to 18th century date for this item. The subject matter generally was used to celebrate a promotion or rise in power.
Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection - collected in China prior to 1985.(Not including stand) Height: 1 1/2 in x width: 2 in x width: 3/4 in. Weight: 38.50 grams.
There are two minute chips along either ear, only visible upon close inspection. Natural inclusion along one of the hind legs. There is a minute chip along one of the hind legs. Light wear throughout. The number 159 is written in pen along the underside of the jade. Light wear to the stand.
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