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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 128

    A PALE CELADON JADE BIRD FORMED PENDANT, SHANG (1600-1100BC)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PALE CELADON JADE BIRD FORMED PENDANT, SHANG (1600-1100BC)
    the stone with minor alteration, modelled frontward facing with incised eye detailing and small pointed beak, a drilled t-section and line into the side of the body; a celadon jade hare pendant, with remains of cinnabar to surface, with carved eye, ear and leg detailing, drill hole to fore paws, Shang (1600-1100BC); and a pale celadon jade hare pendant, with similar incised details, drill hole to mouth, Shang (1600-1100BC) -- the first, 1 3/8in. (3.7cm.) wide. (3)


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    Provenance

    S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A81, A94, A95, p. 56, 60.