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A ‘Yue’ celadon-glazed ram, Western Jin Dynasty. Estimate 30,00040,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

modelled recumbent resting upon its tucked-in hindlegs and kneeling forelegs, with a robust rump, curvaceous spine and short bushy tail, its raised head pierced with a circular aperture on top, detailed with bulged eyes and lop ears encircled by ridged horns, all detailed with incisions, applied overall with an olive-green glaze, save for a patch left unglazed to one side of the hindquarter, wood stand and Japanese box – length 15 cm., 5 7/8  in.

Sotheby’s. Chinese Art. Hong Kong | 24 nov. 2014, 02:30 PM