8. Jade Bird

A russet and greyish-celadon jade model of a resting phoenix, the head turned into the wings, and the legs pulled up underneath the body.
Four character mark, inscription in stylised format “Li Shou Gong” palace of longevity for the Li family.

China, circa 1600, on well carved stand 

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