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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 130

    A JADE APPLIQUE IN THE FORM OF A CRESTED BIRD, LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU (1600-771BC)

    Price Realised  

    A JADE APPLIQUE IN THE FORM OF A CRESTED BIRD, LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU (1600-771BC)
    the stone of light green tone altered to brownish-white, with remains of cinnabar to surface, with sharp beak and long tail, incised eye detailing, drill holes to the chest and beak; a further dark celadon jade bird formed applique with slight remains of cinnabar, incised wing detailing, drill holes to breast and tip of tail feathers, Shang/Western Zhou (1600-771BC); a pale celadon jade applique of a bird inflight, of almost circular form, incised detailing, drill hole to centre of the carving and through tip of beak, Shang/Western Zhou (1600-771BC); and a hardstone carving of a tiger pendant, of pale green tone, modelled in the round with defined legs and long tail, drill hole to jaw, Shang (1600-1100BC) -- the first, 2½in. (6.5cm.) wide. (4)


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    Provenance

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A75, A76, A80, A92, p.55-56, 60.