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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    A GROUP OF ELEVEN JADE HANDLE-SHAPED IMPLEMENTS, SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF ELEVEN JADE HANDLE-SHAPED IMPLEMENTS, SHANG/WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)
    comprising a mottled light green jade handle with incised decoration; a smaller yellowish grey jade handle partially altered to white; a long jade handle altered to a opaque dark ivory tone; a pair of green jade flattened handles, partially altered to creamy white; a wider opaque grey green jade handle with notched end; a long and slender handle, heavily altered to white; a small rectangular handle of an opaque dark ivory tone; a small flaring handle of mottled grey and black tone; a yellowish white jade handle of pointed form; and a slender handle altered to a opaque cream ivory tone -- the first, 2¾in. (7cm.) high. (11)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965; Second: Acquired prior to 1966; Third to Seventh: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Eighth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Ninth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Tenth: Acquired prior to 1966; Eleventh: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Literature

    Second: Paul Singer, Early Chinese Miniatures, China Institute of America, New York, 1977, p.24, no. 25.


    Exhibited

    Second: Early Chinese Miniatures, China House Gallery, China Institute of America, New York, March 16 - May 29, 1977.