Qing jade carving of a mythical beast, estimate £6000-8000 at Bonhams.

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It was loaned by Milly von Friedländer-Fuld (1868- 1943), the daughter of the Dutch banker Elias Jacob Fuld, and among the many works of art seized by the authorities and sold at a series of auctions held by Van Marle & Bignell in The Hague in 1941.

The jade subsequently made its way to the UK and was sold through London dealer Spink & Son and Bluett & Sons to a British collector. It is now sold with the agreement of the British collector’s family and the Friedländer-Fuld heirs.

Estimate £6000-8000.