15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
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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S. Howard Hansford, Jade - Essence of Hills and Streams, Johannesburg, 1969, no. A81, A94, A95, p. 56, 60.
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