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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 219

    A CELADON JADE CYLINDRICAL RING, 2ND MILLENIUM BC/SHANG DYNASTY (1100-771BC)

    Price Realised  

    A CELADON JADE CYLINDRICAL RING, 2ND MILLENIUM BC/SHANG DYNASTY (1100-771BC)
    the stone with russet inclusions and ivory white alternations to one edge, with a series of grooves carved to the exterior of the ring and one small bore hole through to the centre; a pale green and russet jade ring bracelet, probably Neolithic Period; a plain ring of dark green jade with heavy ivory-white alteration, probably Neolithic Period; a segment of ritual disc, a curved fragment with hole to one end, colour has completely altered to ivory-white with traces of cinnabar to the surface; a further cylindrical ring of dark celadon and russet jade and formed of varying thickness; and a plain ring of conical section of yellowish celadon jade with russet inclusions -- The first, 1 15/16in. (4.9cm) wide. (6)


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no.s A23, A20, A22, A15, A24, A25, p.36-38.