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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1592

    A DARK SPINACH-GREEN JADE CONG

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DARK SPINACH-GREEN JADE CONG
    SHANG DYNASTY (16TH-11TH CENTURY BC)

    The thick-sided square-section facetted exterior left undecorated, terminating in a short circular foot and mouth, the interior aperture of characteristic circular section, the highly polished stone of an attractive mottled dark sea-green tone

    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Compare a cong of similar form in the British Museum illustrated by J. Rawson, Chinese Jade, London, 1995, p. 151, fig.2; compare also a somewhat larger undecorated spinach-green jade cong included in the exhibition, Chinese Jade, An Important Private Collection, Spink and Sons, November 1991, in the catalogue, no. 23.

    Provenance

    Alex Vervoodt, Amsterdam


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no. 2


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004