Song Dynasty Mythological Creature. Phoenix / Foo Dog Amalgamation / Mixture. Sculpture / Statue. Original Art. China
The Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 A.D.) experienced a growth in administrative and social organizational growth. It’s artwork also became much more sophisticated and creative. Their work with animals carved from yellow and brown jade was unprecedented during this time.
This piece came from Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province, just south of the Yellow River and was secured from a reputable antique dealer in Shenyang in the Liaoning Province. This dealer came from a family of archaeologists and art dealers. His analysis is that this piece could be from the mid- to late- 1800s.
I secured the piece in 2001 and it has been in my personal collection since then.
Look at the detail and the colors of this jade. Remarkable.
For the Serious Collector of Song Dynasty- style art . . . with considerable history. Stand is not included.