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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    A FINELY CARVED GREYISH-GREEN JADE 'RAM'S HEAD' FINIAL

    WESTERN HAN (206 BC - AD 8)

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    A FINELY CARVED GREYISH-GREEN JADE 'RAM'S HEAD' FINIAL
    WESTERN HAN (206 BC - AD 8)
    Carved from a jade plaque with the profile of the animal head, well worked on either side in shallow relief to depict the facial features of the ram, its horns curling backwards and the fur represented with scale-like details around the neck, drilled with a hole on the neck and hollowed at the end for attachment, the stone of greyish-green tone with dark brown inclusions at the extremities
    1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection


    Literature

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. B58, p. 89