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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    A GROUP OF TEN JADE BEADS, NEOLITHIC PERIOD/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF TEN JADE BEADS, NEOLITHIC PERIOD/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771BC)
    comprising four conical beads, one altered to a creamy yellow tone of slight octagonal form, with a small drill hole to larger rim, two smaller beads almost completely altered to a creamy white tone, the other of light green tone partially altered to white with carved geometrical decoration to rims; three cylindrical jade beads, the first completely altered to white, the second of smooth green tone with reddish white inclusions, with one carved hole at one end, and a smaller one of dark russet tone; a small grooved cylindrical jade bead of creamy white colour; a light green jade rectangular bead carved with pairs of wings; and a smaller rectangular bead, of greyish white tone with russet inclusions -- the first, 2 3/8in. (6.1cm.) long. (10)


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    Provenance

    First: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965; Third and Fourth: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Fifth and Sixth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Seventh: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1963; Eighth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963; Ninth: Property of a lady, Sotheby & Co., July 11, 1967, Lot 30; Tenth: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Exhibited

    Tenth: Columbia University, New York, February 1965.