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    Sale 2388

    Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1576

    A PALE CELADON JADE POMMEL ORNAMENT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PALE CELADON JADE POMMEL ORNAMENT
    POSSIBLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, (770-256BC)

    Carved as a powerful striding dragon, its legs and tail extended within an enclosed wide flattened disc incised with two registers of interlocking scrolls, the stone of a translucent very pale celadon tone altered through burial
    1½ in. (3.8 cm.) diam.


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    Compare with a very similar pommel ornament from the collection of Mrs. Edward Sonnenschein illustrated by A. Solomony, Carved Jade of Ancient China, London, 1982, pl. XLVII, no. 7. Another from the Palace Museum Collection, Beijing is illuustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures from the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1995, p. 148 no. 122.

    Provenance

    J.J. Lally, New York


    Literature

    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.19


    Exhibited

    Christie's New York, March 13-26, 2001
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004