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Figure of Two Monkeys

18th Century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pale greenish-white. A monkey seated cross-legged holding a peach branch, its young clambering at its knee.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Figure of Monkeys
  • Stand
Materials and Techniques
Nephrite jade with carved decoration, with cloisonne stand
Brief Description
Scu, China, carving, jade
Physical Description
Pale greenish-white. A monkey seated cross-legged holding a peach branch, its young clambering at its knee.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.5cm
Style
Credit line
Mrs Emma Joseph gift
Bibliographic References
  • Nott, Stanley Charles. Chinese Jade Throughout the Centuries, London, 1936, pl. LXXVII.
  • Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 80
  • Rawson, Jessica and Ayers, John. Chinese Jade throughout the Ages, London : Oriental Ceramics Society, 1975no. 402
  • Catalogue of a Collection of objects of Chinese art, London, Private Printing for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1915C-4, pl.XX
  • Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-6, London : Royal Academy of Arts, 19352887
Collection
Accession Number
A.7:1-1942

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record createdMarch 15, 2005
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