Lot 716 Ravenel Spring Auction 2020
A WHITE JADE FIGURE OF 'MONKEY'
H : 5.5 cm
Monkey and official shares the same pronunciation "hou" in Chinese, and a depiction of the monkey suggests the promotion of an official. The combination of bag and monkey refers to a family of officials. Monkeys reaching towards a flower suggests high achievements of scholars. "Hou" is the second highest rank of officials, and being an official brings fortune and honor to the family. Sunflower suggests a blessing of abundance in a family. Every element of this jade carving provides a blessing to the owner.
Curios: Chinese Works of Art
Ravenel Spring Auction 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 12:00am